OBITUARY: Marion Regier

NEWTON—Marion Regier, 95, died Thursday (September 15, 2022) at the NMC Health in Newton.

She was born on April 12, 1927 in Richmond, Kansas, the daughter of Alfred and Emma Rockers Wiesner. Marion was raised in Richmond and graduated from Ursuline Academy in Paola, Kansas.

In 1945, she moved to the Kansas City area where she was a bookkeeper and secretary. Marion moved to Wichita in 1949, where she lived until moving to Newton in 1972. She owned and operated the Econo Wash in Newton until 1981.

She married James Eldon Regier, Sr., on May 2, 1981 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton. Also in 1981, she went to work as a bookkeeper for Farm House (which would later become Mirror, Inc.) She retired in 1994.

Marion was a longtime member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton where she was a member of the Altar Society, served in the Adoration Chapel for 30 years. She was also active with Harvest House and started the Blanket Ministry of the church in 2000.

Survivors include her step-children Michelle Duerksen and husband Rodean, John Regier and wife Diane, Melissa Lawrence and husband Dane all of Newton; her brother John C. Wiesner of Garnett, Ks.; sisters Velma O’Brein of Bakersfield, Calif., Rose Hayne and Fred of Layne, Ks., Frances DeJarnett and Elroy of Bedford, Tex.; 11 step-grandchildren: and four step-great grandchildren.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents; husband James on March 16, 2007; step-son James Regier, Jr.; brother Alfred J. Wiesner; and sisters Emerentia Wiesner, Florence Lyons and Thelma Cummings.

The casket will be open at the funeral home from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, between noon and 4 p.m.

The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, where the family will receive friends between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, also at the church. Interment will be in Restlawn Gardens of Memory outside of Newton.

A memorial has been established with Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. 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.

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