Obituaries detail

Mary Kathleen Gier

Mary Kathleen Gier died peacefully in her home on January 1, 2022, at the age of 71.  A brave and resilient person, She finally lost her fight against an aggressive spinal disorder. Katie was a beloved teacher, and a soulmate to her husband Richard for forty-nine years.


A kind and caring person, she was unpretentious. You always knew she spoke her truth. She had an almost childlike persona that always believed in a better tomorrow. She will be greatly missed by many. Katie leaves behind a husband, and three sons, Dan, Chuck, and Rich, and grandson Owen. Also left behind is her beloved sister Patty Vowells Vogel, and Father John Vowells S.J.


Donations can be made to the following Charities:


Little Sisters of the Poor of Jesus Christ

2226 Troup Ave

Kc, Ks. 66104


Caritas Clinics

636 Tauromee Ave

Kc, Ks.66101


Both groups serve the poor and homeless.


A funeral Mass will be held 10:00 am, Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Queen of the Holy Rosary, 7023 W. 71st St., Overland Park, Kansas 66204. Services will also be live-streamed through the church website at


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Memorial Mass
Queen of the Holy Rosary
W. 71st Street
Overland Park
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Date of Service:
Jan 08 ,2022
Time of Service:
10:00 am
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Bob and Linda Scrivo Jan 05 ,2022

Friend ,Basehor ,Kansas

We are truly sorry for your loss. We loved Katie so much! She was an angel on earth and our dear neighbor and friend ! Our prayers are with all of you ! May God bless you with strength and peace!!! Our love, Bob and Linda

Marsha Truta Jan 06 ,2022

Friend and child Brandon's first grade teacher ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Rich and boys! So sorry for the passing of Katie. Heaven did get angel hopefully she will see Pete up there as he passed away in April. She was a excellent teacher, Pete and I enjoyed being room parents when Brandon was in first grade. Got a nice card when Pete passed away, she said she remembered and loved when Pete helped at school and how he work at your home. We have fond memories of Kate always a smile. May her memory be eternal. May you find comfort with all the memories you have. Sincerely Marsha Truta

Anne Rueb Jan 08 ,2022

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Katie will be greatly missed! She shared beautiful gifts of a warm smile, caring, prayer, and was a wonderful teacher and friend. She was a role model of Christian faithfulness. May you feel her love from heaven with Jesus, blessed Mother, and all of your beloveds...until you meet again.