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Bernice Catherine (Moos) Petz

August 28, 1927 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Bernice Petz Obituary

Ellinwood, KS
Bernice Catherine Petz, 96, passed away peacefully on Nov. 19 at Olathe Hospice
House having spent the day with her children. Born Aug. 28, 1927, in Menlo, KS
she was the daughter of Frank & Rose (Mannebach) Moos.
Bernice graduated from Ellinwood High School in 1945 and from Salt City
Business College in Hutchinson, KS. She married Raymond Petz on Dec. 30, 1947,
in Ellinwood and they were married nearly 63 years. He passed away Oct. 5, 2010.
A four-year resident of Olathe, KS, Bernice was a longtime Ellinwood resident.
She enjoyed a successful career as a legal assistant with G.I. Robinson, Attorney at
Law; and later retired as an Executive Assistant to the President of Barton County
Community College. 
Bernice enjoyed spending time with her family and friends as well as watching and
attending sporting events including the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs,
Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats, and the Salina Liberty. She also
followed her grand and great-grandchildren’s activities.
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ellinwood; a member of the
Altar Society; and the Daughters of Isabella, recognized for 75 years of service,
including having served as Regent and State Regent.
Survivors include sons, Kenneth (Jean) Petz, Thomas (Susan) Petz, Merle Petz,
and Carl (Melinda) Petz; daughters, Kay (Larry) Thompson, Carmen (Francis)
Flax, and Melba (Dan) Detmer; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 2
great, great-grandchildren; and sister Thelma (Moos) Cole; and several nieces and
nephews. Bernice was preceded in death by husband Raymond Petz; her parents;
brothers Gene, Richard and Larry; sisters Ermina Moos, Velma (Moos) Wornkey,
and Delores (Moos) Bressler.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 27 at St. Joseph Church,
Ellinwood with Father Terrance Klein officiating. Interment will follow at Lakin-
Comanche Cemetery, Ellinwood. Visitation will take place 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday,
Nov. 26 at Minnis Chapel, Ellinwood; with family present from 2 to 4 p.m.; and an
Altar Society Rosary at 3 p.m. A Vigil Service will take place at 6 p.m. at St.
Joseph Catholic Church. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph School in care of
Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 246, Ellinwood, KS.


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November 26, 2023

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Minnis Chapel, Ellinwood
113 N. Main St.
Ellinwood, KS 67526

Recitation of the Rosary
November 26, 2023

3:00 PM
Minnis Chapel, Ellinwood
113 N. Main St.
Ellinwood, KS 67526

Vigil Service
November 26, 2023

6:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Main St
Ellinwood, KS 67526

Funeral Mass
November 27, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Joseph Church (Minnis Chapel, Ellinwood)


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