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Mary Faith (Kohake) Dalinghaus

Seneca, Kansas

01/23/1928 - 04/20/2020

Mary Faith Dalinghaus, 92, of Seneca, went to her heavenly home, Sunday, April 20, at Life Care in Seneca. She was born January 23, 1928, at Baileyville, Kansas, the daughter of Josephine (Fangman) and Frank Kohake.   She attended school at Axtell and Baileyville and graduated from Baileyville High School. She attended Mount Saint Scholastic and Emporia State Teacher’s College.   After her first year at the Mount, she accepted a teaching position, in Home City, Kansas, and taught there 2 years.

She married Bernard Joseph Dalinghaus on October 27, 1948 at Sacred Heart Church in Baileyville.   The couple celebrated 40 years marriage before his death in 1989.   To this union were born 3 children, Karen (Carol Leo) Heiman, Janet (Melvin) Heiman, and Joseph (Marty) Dalinghaus.

Mary Faith spent their early married years working beside her husband in the fields and doing chores of all kinds. Later, she taught school at St. Patrick’s in Corning, St. Michael’s in Axtell, in Beattie, and finished her long teaching career in Marysville.   She was both a classroom teacher and the principal several years at St. Michael’s.   Midway through this teaching career, she returned to college at Kansas State University to get her bachelor’s degree.   When she finished this career, she continued as a substitute teacher in many districts for quite a number of years.

Mary Faith enjoyed her children and grandchildren and their activities.   One of Mary’s favorites was attending their religious activities.   She was a member of the ACCW and served as treasurer. She also enjoyed playing cards, playing bingo and traveling to many spots both stateside and abroad. Before she and Ben moved to Seneca in 1988, Mary was a lector at Sacred Heart.   She was active in Saint Peter and Paul as a communion distributor both at church and the hospital for many years.   She also was a faithful member of the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her siblings, Rita (Vincent) Wietharn, Helene (Aloysius) Dalinghaus, and Giles Kohake. In addition to her children, Mary is survived by 10 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren, and one sister-in-law Rosella Kohake.

Due to the critical situation our country is in, please remember the families during this difficult time and consider sending a card of condolence or posting on our website.

Mary Faith will lie in state on Tuesday for public viewing and to sign the book; the family will not be present that day.

Mass of Christian Burial will be PRIVATE on Wednesday, morning, April 22, 2020.

Memorials may be left in Mary’s memory and will be donated to the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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Due to the critical situation our country is in, please remember the families during this difficult time and consider sending a card of condolence or posting on our website.

Mary Faith will lie in state on Tuesday for public viewing and to sign the book; the family will not be present that day.

Mass of Christian Burial will be PRIVATE on Wednesday, morning, April 22, 2020.

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Due to the critical situation our country is in, please remember the families during this difficult time and consider sending a card of condolence or posting on our website.

Mary Faith will lie in state on Tuesday for public viewing and to sign the book; the family will not be present that day.

Mass of Christian Burial will be PRIVATE on Wednesday, morning, April 22, 2020.

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16 Comments

  1. Brenda Niehues on April 20, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    MaryFaith was a wonderful neighbor and always had a smile. I have missed her visits for the last 5 years, may she rest in peace.

  2. Ann Hand on April 20, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  3. Joe & Rita Robke on April 20, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Karen so sorry for your loss. Loved working with your mom she was a very giving person. She will be missed. Prayers for you and your family. It’s hard to lose your mom no matter how old. She’s the center of your family.

    • Sandra Hazlett on April 21, 2020 at 7:38 pm

      So sorry for your Family’s loss. Janet, I remember your mom was always happy and welcoming to us classmates when we all ran around together. May your memories bring you joy.

  4. Barbara Deters on April 20, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Your family has my deepest sympathy, Mzry Faith was a very sweet lady! The thought that she won’t be lost now is good thinking now. God bless you all!

    • Rita & Dave Boos on April 22, 2020 at 8:54 pm

      We are so very sorry was the loss of your Mother. She was a very special Aunt. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Mary Jo Bieker on April 20, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Mary was a very special person and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Linda Walrod on April 21, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Karen, I especially remember your sweet mother from my youth. She always was most gracious & kind. Her obituary reflects her life lived fully that way.
    Our deepest sympathy.

  7. Christian K on April 21, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Mrs D.
    Thank you for sharing your time with us. Im am proud to have been one of your students. I will never forget your kindness.

    CK

  8. Dick Anderson on April 21, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    I became acquainted with Mary Faith when she and Karen did student teaching at Beattie. What a dear and talented lady she was! I extend my sympathy to the entire family.

  9. John Stallbaumer on April 22, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Mary Faith was a joy to be around. I knew her as a substitute teacher and as my father’s companion in his last years. She was a blessing to our family and to Dad. I trust she is enjoying the first (days) in eternity with the Lord. God bless you and your family.

  10. Mary (Marling) Franzen on April 23, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Karen, I was so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. She must have been quite a woman, because she raised a wonderful daughter. All of my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and in times to come as you remember her with fond memories

  11. Maurice Buessing on April 23, 2020 at 8:04 am

    Mary Faith, Ben, Karen, Janet and Joe were great friends and neighbors as we grew up.
    We put up lots of hay together. Mary Faith fed us well!
    May God bless you Karen, Janet and Joe and your families.
    Maurice Buessing

  12. Wesley and Mary Neal on April 23, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Our family loved Mary Faith so much. She was such a special lady and made our Dad so happy with her company. We send you our love.

  13. Martha (Johnson) Kelso on April 26, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Mrs Dalinghaus was my teacher at Beattie, KS in 1989 (I believe) for 6th grade. She was always patient and kind. I have very fond memories of her as a teacher. I’ve missed her over the years. Comfort and blessings to her family.

  14. David Clements on April 29, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Want to wish all of you my deepest condolences with the passing of Mary Faith! She was a very special lady.

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