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Kathryn "Katie" Saenz 1928 - 2011
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Kathryn "Katie" Saenz, 83, died Dec. 8 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. She was born Nov. 13, 1928, at Lamar, Colo., the daughter of Pedro and Maria (Bravo) Godinez. She married Joe A. Saenz Sept. 8, 1947, at Lamar, Colo. He died Sept. 29, 2001. A Great Bend resident since 1954, coming from Lamar, she was a cook for Holiday Inn, Highland Manor and the Senior Center.

Mrs. Saenz was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, the Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3111 Auxiliary. She was a Gold Star Mother.

Survivors include four sons, Rito P. Saenz and his wife Jeannie of Topeka, Michael Joe Saenz of Great Bend, Christopher Saenz and his wife Laura of Great Bend, and Manuel Palacio of Great Bend; three daughters, Julia L. Saenz-Self of Lawrence, Ramona Webb and her husband Andy of Wichita, and Monica S. Ortega and her husband Len of La Crosse; a sister, Sarah Adame of Merced, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Edward Lloyd Saenz; four brothers; and four sisters.

Altar Society rosary will be at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, at Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend. Vigil service with Daughters of Isabella Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend with Father Don Bedore, celebrant. Interment will be at the Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provide by

Bryant Funeral Home*

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 11, 2011