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Esther J. (Horak) Wehner

October 24, 1929 ~ July 22, 2020 (age 90)


Rossville—Esther J. Wehner 90, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Oakley Place of Rossville.

She was born on October 24, 1929, at Delia, the daughter of Ignac and Veronica Hejtmanek Horak.  Esther grew up in the Delia community and lived there until she moved to Rossville in 1957.

Esther Horak and John A. Wehner were united in marriage on October 10, 1945, at Delia.  He preceded her in death on November 25, 2014.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Bennie, Eddie, Albert, Rudy, Rose, Emily, and Irene.

The Wehner’s owned and operated Wehners Grocery Store and just celebrated their  105th anniversary.  She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville and the Czech-Moravan Lodge.

Survivors include two sons, John (Peg) Wehner, St. Marys, and Bob (Jolyne) Wehner, Rossville; her daughter, Debbie (Rocky) Taylor, Topeka; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 25, 2020, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville.  Private interment will be in the Rossville Cemetery.  There will be a public visitation Friday, July 24, 2020, at the church from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M., followed by a  rosary recited at 7:00 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society or St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. 

**Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family requests that anyone attending wear a mask and practice social distancing.**

The funeral mass will be live-streamed.  Click on the link below.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Esther J. (Horak) Wehner, please visit our floral store.


Public Visitation
July 24, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church (Rossville)

July 24, 2020

7:00 PM
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church (Rossville)

Private Family Mass
July 25, 2020

10:00 AM

Video is available for this event

Please note
***We experienced a few technical issues while live streaming and recording this service. The first 5-7 minutes of the service are missing and there are a couple of sudden skips within the following 5 minutes. From that point forward, the service is uninterrupted. We depend on several factors while streaming that are outside our control and ask for your understanding as we attempt to find a more dedicated platform to live stream services in the future.***
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