Theresa Forge

Theresa Ann Forge, 83, of Leavenworth, died, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at her home. She was born May 28, 1931, in Leavenworth, Kan., the daughter of John and Anna (Galawas) Burick.

On April 16, 1955, Theresa married Cyril T. Forge, in Leavenworth Kan., at the Old Cathedral. He survives at the home. She is also survived by a son, Keith Forge; three daughters, Joan (Bruce) Hollister, Janet (Michael Luchi) Forge and Julie (Philip) Burkhart; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Theresa graduated from St. Mary Academy High School in 1949. She went on to receive a degree in nursing from St. Joseph School of Nursing on May 4, 1952. She was a nurse for over 40 years and retired in 1996. After retirement, Theresa enjoyed being a part of the Retired Nurses Group through the Veterans Administration. She was also a member of St. Joseph Church and very involved in activities there including the Altar Society and being a Eucharist Minister.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Cyril T. Forge II; and two sisters, Helen Nower and Eleanor Plants.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. The rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church with Father David McEvoy O.Carm as celebrant. Burial will follow Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Catholic Community Hospice.