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  • Mary Z. Gaches

  • Mary Z. Gaches, 81 of Duenweg, MO died at 6:29 a.m. Wednesday November 11, 2009 at the St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, MO.

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  • Mary Z. Gaches, 81 of Duenweg, MO died at 6:29 a.m. Wednesday November 11, 2009 at the St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, MO.
    She was born August 23, 1928 in Diamond, MO the son of Charles and Ella May (Hankins) Wilson. Mary had lived in Kansas City Kansas 10 years and Barstow, CA for 15 years. She married Willard Gaches on July 28, 1946 in Girard, KS.  He survives at the home.  Mary was a unit clerk and aide working for Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg for 16 years retiring in 1986. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Douglas, KS; and a member of AARP.
    Survivors include her husband of the home; 5 sons-Gary Gaches of Pittsburg, Larry Gaches of Springfield, MO, Glen Gaches of Joplin, MO, Scott Gaches of Rose Hill, Ronnie Gaches of Duenweg, MO; a daughter Karla Walters of Eldorado; a sister Edith Katherine Riechley of Jonesboro, AR; 10 Grandchildren and 12 Great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Mary Louise Gaches; 3 brothers-Lloyd, Cecil and Roy Wilson; 4 sisters-Nellie Sprag, Louise Anderson, Nadine Browning and Betty Fogarty. 
    Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday November 17, 2009 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg with Reverend Dan Muter officiating.  Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday November 16, 2009 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home where friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday.  Condolences can be sent to www.bathnaylor.com.  Arrangements under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS.

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