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Rose Mary Papish


Rose Mary Papish, 90, of Frontenac, died at 3:03 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, at Medicalodges of Frontenac.

Ms. Papish was born April 14, 1932, in Pittsburg, Kansas, the daughter of Joe and Josephine Papish Bertalotto. She was raised by her grandparents, Joe and Jennie Papish, from the age of one. She was a lifelong resident of Frontenac. She graduated from Frontenac High School in the Class of 1949. Rose was employed by the Crawford County Courthouse from 1961 to 1966 and then the Kansas Department of Transportation in Pittsburg until retiring in 1989. She loved to travel. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac and the S.N.P.J. Lodge at Yale.

Survivors include several cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac, with Father Josh Evans as the Celebrant. Rosary will be said at 9:30 a.m. Thursday prior to the mass. Burial of the cremains will follow mass on Thursday at the Pittsburg Garden of Memories Cemetery. Donations are suggested to the Southeast Kansas Humane Society.

Donations may be sent to or left at the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.