MaryAnn McCallum, 88, died June 14, 2021, at her home in Strong City. She was born February 19, 1933, in Wichita to Henry and Leonie Lalouette Waner. MaryAnn graduated from Florence High School and attended Kansas Newman. MaryAnn had an unwavering faith and was a devoted member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. She was active in the Altar Society, was one of the first female Eucharistic Ministers in Kansas, and prepared the Altar weekly for many years. MaryAnn was also a member of Rainbow Garden Club, volunteered delivering meals on wheels for the Chase County Senior Center, and was the first woman to serve on the Chase County Board of Education.
On February 25, 1952, she married C. Donald Horst. He died March 22, 1970. On July 17, 1976, she married George “Dan” McCallum in Strong City. Dan died October 13, 2006.
MaryAnn is survived by: children, Mike Horst (Nancy) of Elmdale, Gracia Roberts (Ed) of Wichita, Dan Horst of Elmdale, Donna Cahoone (Mike) of Strong City, Theresa Ross (Mike) of Newton, Chrissie Bolander (Perry) of Milford; grandchildren, Jennifer Horst, Emily Horst, Erik Hatten, Lucas Hatten, Charley Horst, Crystal Kletchka, JD Clark, Mary Clark, Katie Ross, Alex Ross, Nathan Duff, Logan Duff, Justin Dunagan, Kenzie Dunagan, Marissa Dunagan; 10 great grandchildren; one great great-grandson, four step-children; numerous step grandchildren; siblings, Dian Rusk (Bob) of Wichita, Donnie Waner (Wilma) of Hillsboro; brothers-in-law, Fred Horst (Marilyn) of Joplin, MO, Dick McCallum (Beverly) of Bristol, TN; and daughter in law, Betty Dunagan of Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Alfred Waner, Ernie Waner; daughter, Cynthia Dunagan; grandson, Seth Dunagan; and son-in-law, Mike Dunagan.
Parish rosary will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021, at St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2021, at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father Andrew Seiler officiating. Private family inurnment will take place in St. Anthony Cemetery, Strong City. Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony Cemetery, in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, PO Box 220 Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.
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