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Mary K. Denton

August 24, 1939 — November 6, 2022

St. Marys

Mary K. Denton, 83, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2022, at her home in Topeka.

She was born August 24, 1939, in St. Marys, the daughter of Bernard and Lena (Pagler) Seitz.  Mary graduated from St. Marys High School in 1957.

Mary worked for the State of Kansas at the Docking Building out of high school.  She was a Teller Officer for St. Marys State Bank.  Mary was a city commissioner and served as mayor.  She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where she played the guitar at mass.  Mary played softball and later coached softball and served on the St. Marys Recreation Commission.  She was as a Cub Scout Leader.

On June 6, 1959, Mary K. and Gary L. Denton were united in marriage in St. Marys.  Gary preceded her in death on May 13, 2006.  Mary was also preceded in death by her parents, a son, Ronald, on September 6, 2019, and a brother, William Seitz, on November 6, 2002.

Survivors include her son, Rick (Nanci) Denton, Topeka; her daughter, Donna Cunningham, Albuquerque, NM; a brother, Albert J. Seitz, Ottawa; sister, Joan M. Sebring, Rossville, seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services and Interment are private.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Cat Association of Topeka and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home 714 Maple Street St. Marys, Kansas 66536. 

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