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Alice Marie Albert '54

Sacred Heart College (1954-1972)
We have learned that Alice Albert passed away on May 3, 2012. Sending our sympathy to her family, friends, and classmates.

'72 Mary Rose Jirak, '80 Daniel, '81 Rebecca Dugan, '83 Donna Quaney, '88 Judy, and '88 Jamie ('11 Terry) Gorges

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
Newman University (1998-Present)
Julietta Rose "Pelz" Seiler, 84, the beloved mother of '72 Mary Rose Jirak, '80 Daniel, '81 Rebecca Dugan, '83 Donna Quaney, '88 Judy, and '88 Jamie ('11 Terry) Gorges, passed away May 3, 2012. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Parish in Colwich, KS.

John Werner ' 04

Newman University (1998-Present)
John Werner '04 has completed his graduate studies from the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. Werner graduated with a Masters in Divinity and is currently seeking a pastoral ministry assignment in the United Church of Christ.

Jean Karla Gurdiola

Newman University (1998-Present)
Jean Karla Guardiola, 41, sadly passed away January 21, 2012 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospital at St. Francis in Wichita. Karla graduated from Bethel College and was working on her master’s degree at Newman University. Many knew Karla for her passion to help those who were in need; Karla worked for Mirror Inc. as a drug and alcohol counselor and part time with USD 373 as a social worker helping families with parenting in Newton. Our sympathy goes out to her kids Alex and Jessica.

Kaleena Johnson ‘ 10

Newman University (1998-Present)
Kaleena Johnson and Tyler Knackstedt married on October 15, 2011 at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Inman. Currently Kaleena is a teacher at Morgan Elementary in Hutchinson, Kan.

Mary Jane (Roland) Elpers ‘56

Sacred Heart College (1954-1972)
Virginia Albers, 95, homemaker, seamstress, and beloved mother, 95, died on January, 27, 2012. She is survived by her sons Bob, Eddie, Don; daughters, Mary Jane, Gina, and Annette.

Sr. Helen Ridder ' 62 ASC

Sacred Heart College (1954-1972)
Mary A. Clark, 87, beloved sister of Sr. Helen Ridder passed away on January 22, 2012. Our sympathy goes out to the Clark family.

Robert Pottebaum '73

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
Eileen Margaret Pottebaum, 89, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away December 4, 2011. She is survived by her children, Carol A. Hassen, Robert (Mary) Pottebaum, Angela (Michael) Busler, Michael, Diana (Kevin) Roberts, Cynthia (Mike) Maska, and her grandchildren.

Linda Ruiz '91

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
Eva Guerrero, 89, homaker, beloved mother, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away on December 4, 2011. She is survived by her son Walter, daughter Francisca, grandchildren Lisa, Linda Ruiz, Pablo, and 6 great grandchildren.

Geneva (Gary) Richards '71 and Lorene Goevet '53

Sacred Heart Junior College (1933-1952)
Sacred Heart College (1954-1972)
Raymond Osner, 87, a retired farmer, passed away December 7, 2011. He is survived by sons: George, Albert, Leon, and Jim; daughters: Geneva Richards, Ellen Boyles, Dorothy Seiler; sister Lorene Goevert; 26 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.