Mary Elizabeth Lemke

Mary Elizabeth Lemke, 93 of Leavenworth, passed away, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Providence Place in Kansas City, Kan. She was born Aug. 27, 1922, near Horton, Kan., the daughter of Walter Brooks and Ethel (Render) Page.

Mary Elizabeth Lemke

She attended Mt. Pleasant Ridge Schools and graduated from Atchison High School.

On Aug. 12, 1941, she married Lawrence J. Lemke. He preceded her in death on April 12, 1983. She was also preceded in death by a son David Lemke.

Mary Beth is survived by her sons, Walter (Jane) Lemke of Leavenworth, Lawrence (Charlene) Lemke of Leavenworth, John (Cindy) Lemke of Leavenworth and Mike (Teresa) Lemke of Louisburg, Kan.; 26 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marjorie Hayden.

Over the years, Mary Beth worked at many department stores in the Leavenworth area. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was an active member of the prime timers for many years in Topeka. Mary Beth was devoted to her family and loved spending time with her children.

Visitation beginning with praying the rosary will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, at St. Joseph Church with Rev. David McEvoy O.Carm., as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Ann’s Church Cemetery in Effingham; Kan. Memorials are suggested to Leavenworth Shelter of Hope.