Judith S. Bohning, 83, of Hanover, Kansas, died Friday, August 5, 2016 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Visitation was Wednesday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hanover Mortuary. A rosary service was held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at St. John's Catholic Church in Hanover. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 11, at St. John's Catholic Church. Father Joseph Kieffer officiated. The musicians were Janet Fritschi, Valerie Wilkus, and the Toby Bruna family. Music included “On This Day, Oh Beautiful Mother”, “Ave Maria”, “Prayer of St. Francis”, “Angels Among Us”, and “All Creatures of Our God and King”. The pallbearers were Andrew Frese, Aaron Hendrickson, Carter Bruna, Caleb Martin, Jeffrey Martin, and Will Bruna. Burial was in the Hanover City Cemetery. Judy was born October 16, 1932, in Chicago, Ilinois, to Chester and Julia (Goza) Czarney. Judy graduated from DePaul University, Chicago, with a degree in Geography and a certificate in teaching. She taught elementary school in Chicago and Phoenix, Arizona. On December 27, 1968, she married Frank Bohning Jr. On July 4, 1976, they moved to Hanover, Kansas, where she continued her teaching career. After retiring from teaching Judy remained very active in the Oregon Trail Reading Council and volunteered at St. Gregory's Catholic School, Marysville, and St. John's Catholic School, Hanover. She was active in many organizations that were near to her heart, including Hanover Kansas for Life, St. John's Choir, American Legion Auxillary and Daughters of Isabella. She was a member of the 3rd Order of St. Francis and attended Bible study. She also enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels and writing articles for the local newspaper. She loved to travel and learn new things. She was a patriot and loved her country very much. Judy devoted much of her time to being involved in the lives of her grandchildren. Her positive outlook on life was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. Her faith in God and devotion to the church was an example for all of us. "We are all in this together". Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth (Markus) Frese, Marysville; step sons, Scott (Lynn) Bohning, Tempe, Arizona and Jeff (Mary) Bohning, Seward, Nebraska; nine grandchildren; brother, Chester Czarney Jr., Phoenix, Arizona; sister, Lenore Knuckey, Peoria, Arizona; brother-in-law Jay (Mary Ann) Bohning; and sister-in-law Margaret Bohning, Phoenix, Arizona. A memorial fund has been established to Hanover Kansans for Life and St. John's Catholic Church Grotto Restoration Project. Contributions may be sent in care of the Hanover Mortuary.
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