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Gladys M. Phelan

POSTED: September 11, 2013 7:00 a.m.

Gladys M. Phelan, 56, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Hoisington.
She was born July 25, 1957, in Hoisington to Theodore and Viola (Kuhn) Popp. Gladys spent most of her life in the Holyrood area, where she was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Altar Society, NEA, and KNEA. She was a special education teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in Great Bend.
She married Mark Phelan, June 12, 1982, in Chase. He survives her.
Other survivors include daughters, Kiely Phelan of Kansas City, Kan., Molly Dohrman and husband Heath of Lyons, Katharine Phelan of Kansas City, Kan., Kinsey Phelan of Manhattan, and Reagan Phelan of the home; sisters, Ruth Miller and husband Donnie of Chase and Betty Fowler and husband Lee of Guymon, Okla.; and brothers, Don Popp and wife Cindy of Omaha, Neb. and Mark Popp and wife Tonya of Wichita. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A closed casket visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth. A Vigil is planned at 7 p.m., Friday at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holyrood.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Claflin, with Fathers Dan Scheetz,  Charles Steier and Jarett Konrade officiating. Burial will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Kansas Special Olympics, in c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.

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