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Jeanette "Jan" Callaghan

February 2, 1941 — March 11, 2017

J eanette “Jan” Mary (Holthaus) Callaghan, 76, of Seneca, Kansas passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital.

Jeanette was born February 2, 1941 in Baileyville, Kansas. She was the eldest daughter to Ben and Sally (Enneking) Holthaus, and step-daughter to Katie Holthaus. She attended the St. Benedict’s High School. She later graduated from St. Margaret’s School of Nursing. She worked over 35 years at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She enjoyed square dancing with the Roadrunner Square Dance Club. She was an avid quilter, and cross stitcher.

Jeanette is preceded in death by her husband, Everett on June 2, 2013.

She is survived by her three sons, Jeffrey Smith, Greg (Janet) Callaghan, and John (Brenda) Callaghan; a daughter, Debbie Akins; five sisters, Mary (Larry) Haug, Lana (Jim) O’Connor, Jackie (Tom) Engelken, Jolene (Jim) File, and Debbie (Eric) Irwin; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the church. The rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be made at the Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, sent in care of Popkess Memorial Chapel, 814 Castle, Seneca, KS 66538.

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