OBITUARY: Louise Morales

NEWTON—Louise T. Morales, 89, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

She was born on June 21, 1932, in Newton, the daughter of Jose and Antonia Martinez Terrones. Louise married Eugene Morales, and they were later divorced.

Louise was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and served the church in many functions. She served on the Altar Society, decorating committee, funeral luncheon committee and RSVP dinners.

During her lifetime, she worked with the special education program and also performed hearing screening tests in the local schools. She served as the first aide department at the Hesston Corporation and also a medical receptionist for the Axtell Clinic. In 2001, she retired from Axtell Clinic as a Medical Assistant.

Louise enjoyed dancing, taking walks, and visiting local nursing homes during her free time.

Survivors include her son Danny E. Morales and wife Rita of Hillsboro; daughters Cecilia Clary and husband Bill of St. Joseph, Mo., and Teresa A. Schmitz of St. Joseph, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren; along with her son-in-law Louis Bueno of Newton.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Diana Bueno; brothers John, Antonio, Jesse, Sirilo, Hildo, and sisters Emily Vargas, Patricia Martinez, Helen Padilla, Lydia Rodriguez; and two infant siblings.

The casket will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.

The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, both at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton.

Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Newton.

A memorial has been established with Our Lady of Guadalupe, and contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, Ks.

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