St. Marys–Roger K. Perry, 84, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Oakley Place in Rossville.
He was born September 8, 1932 at St. Clere, the son of Joseph and Ethel Littwin Perry. Roger was raised in the St. Clere and St. Marys communities. He graduated from St. Marys High School in 1950. Mr. Perry served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Roger lived in California for nine years moving back to St. Marys in 1959. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 35 years, serving as Postmaster for 31 years before his retirement. Roger was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was a member of Aubert-Walls FVW Post NO. 7796 in St. Marys and Jimmie Lillard Post No. 31, of the American Legion, in Rossville. Roger was a prominent and active member of NAPUS where he served in both state and national positions. Roger served several terms on the city council and also served as mayor of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Louis, an infant son, David, son, Jeffrey Perry, daughter, Tricia Garver and son-in-law, Roy Darting.
On March 5, 1952 he was united in marriage to Mary Beth Muckenthaler in St. Marys. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Keith Perry and Andy (Donna) Perry all of St. Marys; two daughters, Nancy Darting and Janet (Vern) Sumner all of Rossville; a brother, Don Perry, CA; two sisters, Ada (Bob) Heemstra and Sharon (Chris) Couchois all in CA; 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Roger Garver.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. Mr. Perry will lie in state from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the church where there will be a rosary recited at 7:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to Oakley Place and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536