Virgin Mary

Karen E. (Bobka) VanderPutten

June 13, 1961 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 60)


Karen (Bobka) VanderPutten, 60, passed to her reward, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 shortly after praying the Rosary and Litany to St. Joseph.  Requiem Mass for Karen VanderPutten will be at 11:15 A.M. Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at the Assumption Chapel, St. Marys, Kansas.  Interment will be in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.  A Rosary will be recited at 5:20 P.M. Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at the church.

Karen offered her long, intense suffering during her illness for you all and no one was left out, she included the whole world, from the poor lost sinners who had no one to pray for them, to the suffering Church throughout the world.  She hid her pain behind her smile so only the closest to her knew the magnitude of her suffering. Please pray for her.

Thank you to all those who prayed for her during her illness or provided material support (meals, medical equipment, etc.).  It was greatly needed and greatly appreciated.  

Karen will lie in state at Piper Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. for family (adults and older children); and from 3:00 until 4:00 for all family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, Karen requested that memorial contributions be made to the Immaculata Building Fund (

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Lie In State
January 4, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Piper Funeral Home
714 Maple St
St. Marys, KS 66536

January 4, 2022

5:20 PM
Assumption Chapel, St. Marys

Requiem Mass
January 5, 2022

11:15 AM
Assumption Chapel
200 E. Mission
St. Marys, KS 66536

January 5, 2022

12:30 PM
Our Lady Of Peace Cemetery
2nd & Mt. Calvary Road
St. Marys, KS 66536

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