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Dolores Ann McNeill

December 16, 2018

Dolores Ann Grochowsky McNeill

Dolores Ann “Ma” McNeill, 87, of Newton entered eternal life on December 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 18, 1931, in Newton to Michael and Mary (Sieg) Grochowsky. She grew up between Newton and Slaton, Texas as her dad worked for the railroad. She graduated as salutatorian from Slaton High School in 1948. She worked as a directory assistant for Southwestern Bell Telephone until her retirement in 1996. After her retirement she continued her lifelong passions of living her faith and caring for family.

Ma loved attending daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and praying the nightly Rosary. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family, especially weekly Sunday dinners. Ma enjoyed spending time with family, teaching them how to pray, play cards, and cook, all while reminiscing and sharing on she and Pa’s childhoods.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, but also loved her church family at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

On February 20, 1954, she married Robert (Bob) “Pa” McNeill in Newton, Kansas. They celebrated 64 years of marriage.

Ma is survived by her husband, two sons, William McNeill, Garden City, and Anthony (Penny) McNeill, Whitewater; six daughters, Monica (Michael) Davis, Kathy (Warren) Wiens, and Michelle (David) Watts all of Newton; Barbara (Dale) Durler, Wright; Diane (Wally) Mack, Manhattan; and Janine (Brad) McGlachlin, Wichita; 27 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Vincent (Julie) and Leon (Patsy); sisters, Margaret (Martin) Gronau, Gertrude (David) Hawk, Barbara Grochowsky, and daughter-in-law Chris McNeill. Ma was excited to be greeted in heaven by the infant grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were waiting for her.

Mass of the Resurrection will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday December 19, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Newton, Kansas with The Reverend Nicholas Voelker Celebrant and The Reverend Devin Burns Con-Celebrant. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church Led By The Legion of Mary.   Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will receive at the St. Mary School following the Rosary

Graveside Committal Service will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery Newton, Kansas

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Saint Mary Catholic School or the Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry.

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17 thoughts on “Dolores Ann McNeill

  1. Penny,
    I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother-in-law. I know she was very special to you.
    My prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Prayers for all of you. Dolores always had a smile. What a blessing that you have so many wonderful memories of her.

  3. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family and for all who knew and loved Dolores! We are saddened at her loss, but those in Heaven are happy to greet another Angel.

  4. MY prayers go all of you with the lost of your mom, this is the worse time if the year to lose any one we love so much. I know for a fact we lost our father 7 years ago this month. we will keep you in our prayers,.


  5. We’re so sorry for your loss. We know that Ma is with God and has no more suffering. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Janine & family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful lady and I’m glad I had the privilege of knowing her. May perpetual light shine upon and may she Rest In Peace.


  7. Janine and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful person and I’m glad I had the privilege to get to know her. May perpetual light shine upon her and may she Rest In Peace.


  8. Prayers for the entire family. Ma always made me feel so welcome as if I were family

  9. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire McNeill Family. Dolores was such a sweet and friendly lady. I enjoyed visiting with her at mass at OLG. Rest in Paradise ” Ma ” and I’ll miss you.

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. Delores was truly a beautiful woman. She gave me a novena to pray when my sister and nephew were in a horrible accident in 1996. I pray it every day and think of her often.
    May she Rest In Peace.

  11. Monica, Jill, Mary, Dominic, Jessica, and every other special family member of “Ma”,
    Our family was saddened when we heard of your loss! My dad, Mom & I spoke together Sunday about how wonderful she was and what a loss your family would be feeling. We had no idea that Dad would be joining her in a mere 48 or so hours from our conversation! How heartbreaking for your family but we have to also rejoice in their glorious new home. They have many to greet them and we look forward to the time we will reunite with them as well. So sorry we missed the funeral. We wanted to & meant to be there for you. So very sorry for the holes in your hearts.

  12. I’m very sorry for your loss. I’ve just loss my dad this week, just 2 days after your own loss. The only way I can find comfort at this time is knowing they are where we are all striving to be. In Heaven, with God, our Father. I feel they’re the lucky ones. What better place to spend Christmas than with Jesus? My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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