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Janet 'Marian' Wiseman

September 21, 1932 — February 28, 2022

Marian was born on September 21, 1932 to Charles and Lucille Koch in St. Joseph, Missouri.
She attended St. James in Kansas City for grade school and graduated from Lillis High School in 1950. One of the sweetest and enduring stories in Marians life was meeting our dad, Dean Wiseman, in their senior year at Lillis. Their first date was on a freezing cold evening on Dads birthday in November. As they were leaving the Plamore Ballroom, Mom turned to Dad and with a darling smile began buttoning up his coat while singing "Button Up Your Overcoat" (You belong to me). They both knew right then and there that they would spend the rest of their lives together and were married on May 7, 1955. Marian and Dean went on to raise their eight children in their Brookside home.
Marian had a wide variety of interests throughout her life and simply loved people (especially babies).
Through the years, Mom and Dad hosted many a holiday Super Bowl and birthday party (The "eyes" of March being just one of many) where laughter would ring out through the house where family and friends would gather. Mom took great satisfaction from baking, especially cinnamon rolls, and canning. She also made a fantastic rump roast!
She absolutely loved the role of Grandma and Great-Grandma.
Marian and Dean traveled extensively in the United States, Italy and Ireland meeting new people wherever they went, but the most meaningful (and fun) travel they ever did was to the Lake of the Ozarks at the lake house of best friends William "Sac" and Ginger Heft, together with their families and their childrens friends. They enjoyed Branson, Missouri where they would attend many shows especially at Christmastime.
Mom was a devout Catholic, who received the Bishops Award in recognition for all of her work for the Diocese of Kansas City/St. Joseph. She was also on the Diocese Council of Catholic Women and sang in the Our Lady of Fatima Choir at Christ the King Church for years. Marian was a champion for the unborn and the Pro-life Movement. Marian and Dean together were staunch Republicans.
Mom was very active in her childrens school activities despite never driving. She never let that stop her from anything she wanted to do. Her sons friends to this day remember her as one of their favorite Den Mothers. She would procure prints of paintings from the Nelson Art Gallery, as it was called in the 1970s, and as "Picture Lady" taught students in art classes at St. Peters about the artist and the work itself. Among other involvements, Marian was also active in the P.T.A.
Mom was an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending Royals games and cheering for the Chiefs and Mizzou Tigers (she also liked the K-State Wildcats).
She had a beautiful forgiving spirit throughout her life, was artistic, athletic, and cute as can be ("Midge" was Dads nickname for her)!
Mom saved the best for last as she taught us about patience and joyfulness in simple pleasures despite her dementia diagnosis. Mom loved her day, playing bingo, watching Lawrence Welk, painting cards that she sent to friends and family, and singing along to old songs. She still maintained a wonderful sense of humor and wit, even up to near the end. Mom was the strongest person weve ever known, and had the most unbelievable tolerance for pain, both physical and emotional. Her Dad called her the last rose of summer (and befittingly her name means "rose petal").
Until we meet again in Heaven, we will treasure your memory always Mom/Marian.
With special thanks to Margaret Ginder for her assistance in caring for her Grandmother-In-Law.
Marian was preceded in death by her sons, Ted, Jeffrey and David Wiseman, her parents Charles and Lucille Koch, brother James Koch, her special aunt Laurine McNeely, and other dear relatives and friends.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 66 years, C. Dean Wiseman, Daughters: Deanne Ginder (Mike), Denise Hamilton (Jim), Linda Goebel (Wayne); Sons: Richard (Stephanie) and Chuck Wiseman; Grandchildren: Molly Hufferd, Laura Hall, Ted Ginder, Jamie Sperry, Justine Salganik, J.C. Hamilton, Chris Rodgers, Shelby Wiseman, and Cristal Shouse; Great-Grandchildren: Samantha, Isabel, Brennan and Jane Hall, Eloise Hufferd, Hamilton Sperry, Tytin Shouse, and Saffy Ginder. Marian is also survived by a host of family and friends.
Marians services will be held on Thursday, March 10th at Redemptorist Catholic Church, 3333 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri, with the rosary being prayed at 12:30pm with a visitation following and the Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00 p.m. Private family interment at Calvary Cemetery. In remembrance of Marian's life, memorial contributions may be made to Redemptorist Catholic Church.
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Rosary
Thursday, March 10, 2022
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Redemptorist) Catholic Church 3333 BroadwayKansas City, MO 64111

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Thursday, March 10, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Redemptorist) Catholic Church 3333 BroadwayKansas City, MO 64111

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Thursday, March 10, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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