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M ary Ann Koch, 76, of Sabetha, Kansas passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the Apostolic Christian Home.
Mary Ann was born on December 28, 1938 to Willard & Hattie (Reed) Frazee on the family farm near Summerfield, Kansas. She was the youngest of five children. Mary Ann attended school in Summerfield, Kansas.
She married Gerald “Jack” Lee Koch on June 9, 1957 in Summerfield, and six children were born to this union. Jack and Mary Ann farmed near Fairview, Kansas until 1962 when they moved to Sabetha, Kansas. Mary Ann dedicated her life to raising her children, and also babysitting her grandchildren. When Jack had a stroke in 1983, Mary Ann took care of him at home for 8 years until he moved in to the Apostolic Christian Home. She then began to work at the Apostolic Christian Home to be close to Jack.
Mary Ann is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Donald and Richard Frazee; one grandson, Derrick Ronnebaum. She is survived by three sons, Ronnie (Thomasa) Koch of Topeka, Kansas, Donnie (Deb) Koch of Strasburg, Colorado and David (O’Detta) Koch, three daughters, Margaret (John) Rebant, Jackie Koch (Marlon) and Susan (Tom) Gudenkauf all of Sabetha; one brother, Bob (Mary Ellen) Frazee of Summerfield, Kansas; one sister, Carol Lantz of Lincoln, Nebraska; three sister-in-laws, Dorothy Frazee of Manhattan, Kansas, Grace Frazee of Red Oak, Iowa and Mary Ann (Tom) Bulkley of Topeka, Kansas; one brother-in-law, Earl Koch of Sabetha, Kansas and eighteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren with the ninth due in the fall.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. Inurnment will be held at the Sabetha Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sabetha Nutrition Center sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, Kansas 66534.
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