Marie Mermis, 97, Great Bend, formerly of Walker, died Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Catholic Care Center, Bel Aire.

She was born Sept. 12, 1921, in Catharine to Leo and Sophie (Staab) Pelzel.

She married Clarence Mermis on Nov. 11, 1941, in Walker. He preceded her in death May 15, 1990. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Altar Society and the Daughters of Isabella.

Survivors include two sons, C.J. Mermis and wife, Patricia, Great Bend, and Ronald Mermis, Florida; three daughters, RoseAnn Burkhart and husband, Gerald, Wichita, Ruth Maneth and husband, John, Golden, Colo., and Kathy Richards, Wichita; a daughter-in-law, Susan Sayson, Manhattan; two brothers, Bill Pelzel, Hays, and James Pelzel and wife, Valeria, Wichita; nine grandchildren, Robbie Mermis, Brett Mermis and wife, Kory, Bryan Mermis and wife, Ellen, Dawn Reed, Anjie Weidman and husband, Jamie, Jeremy Burkhart and wife, Joni, Johnny Maneth and wife, Angie, Kim Lambertson and husband, John, and Kenzie Richards; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leo Pelzel and Alfonse Pelzel; and six sisters, Beatrice Haas, Alice Brungardt, Clara Hetzel, Edna Goetz, Frances Koster and Irene Bollig.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Great Bend; burial in Great Bend Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.

An Altar Society rosary will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A vigil with Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 7 p.m., both at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Holy Family School Endowment Fund or Catholic Care Center, in care of the funeral home.

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