Archive for Thursday, March 15, 2001

Katherine E. Rothberger

March 15, 2001

Katherine E. Rothberger


Mass of Christian Burial for Katherine Elizabeth "Katie" Rothberger, 99, Topeka, was Saturday, March 10, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Eudora. Burial was in Holy Family Cemetery, Eudora.

Mrs. Rothberger died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Topeka Presbyterian Manor.

She was born Jan. 7, 1902, in Eudora, the daughter of Joseph and Caroline (Schehrer) Eder. She attended Eudora public schools and received her licensed practical nurse's education from Chicago School of Nursing. She moved to Topeka in 1995 from Eudora.

Mrs. Rothberger held a variety of jobs; LPN for C.B. Johnson, M.D., and Lewis C. Blackburn, M.D.; a former manager of Grayce Shop; and manager of J.C. Penney's Ready-to-Wear, Lawrence. She also worked at Kansas Color Press for 25 years. During World War II she worked at Hercules Powder Plant.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, St. Theresa's Club, Eudora Quilter's Club, Eudora Pitch Club and Communications Workers of America Union. She was also a volunteer for the Eudora Annual Flu Clinic.

She married Maxwell Rothberger on Feb. 28, 1922, in Eudora. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Marie Maxine Putnam, Carbondale; a son, Leo Maxwell Rothberger, Clearwater Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Holy Family Catholic Church or Topeka Presbyterian Manor, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.

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