OBITUARY

Wanda L. (Diebold) Gregar

October 23, 1931February 18, 2018

Wanda L. (Diebold) Gregar, 86, of Overland Park, Kansas died February 18, 2018 at home, surrounded by family. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10am, Thursday, February 22nd at Queen of the Holy Rosary, 7023 W. 71st Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204 and burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 – 7 pm with Rosary at 7 pm, Wednesday, February 21st at McGilley & Hoge Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to John Paul II Catholic School, 6915 W. 71st Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204; Queen of the Holy Rosary, 7023 W. 71st Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204 or Bishop Miege High School, 5041 Reinhardt Drive, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66205.

Wanda was born October 23, 1931 to John and Mabel Diebold. She was a homemaker and the mother of 7 children. She was an active volunteer in the church and schools.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Gregar. Her survivors include children: Laura Gregar (Gary Hummel), Joseph Gregar (Carrie), Margaret Landon (Phil), Jean Strippoli, Nancy Douglas (John), Judy Gregar and Frances Chisolm (Ron); 16 grandchildren: Carolyn Hummel, Cathryn Hummel, Thomas Gregar (Sarah), Timothy Gregar (Amanda), Theresa Gregar, AJ Landon, Angela Whenry (Steven), Annalisse Strippoli, Dominic Strippoli, Joseph Strippoli, Jason Douglas (Kim Hartman), Sarah Bodenstiener (Ryan), Emily Lyday (Chris), Joshua Douglas (Krista), George Chisolm and Anna Chisolm; 9 great grandchildren: Hannah Hummel, Adrianna Gregar, Kalen Gregar, William Whenry, Tony Whenry, Jackson Whenry, Mabel Douglas, Wade Lyday and Jaden Weiss; brother, Richard Diebold; sister, Betty Little and sister-in-law, Carolyn McClure.

Online condolences may be left at www.mcgilleyhoge.com. Arr: McGilley & Hoge, 8024 Santa Fe Dr, Overland Park, KS 66204.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Rosary Service Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, February 22, 2018
REMEMBERING

Wanda L. (Diebold) Gregar

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Robert Luchi

February 24, 2018

"She is more alive now than she ever was, more than you and I are now."

She was a person who made an impression by her wisdom, joy, forthrightness and the way she lived her faith openly, without reserve.

Impressive. On a day of heavy snow I arrived at church to say the rosary. The only other person in church was Wanda and she and I said the rosary together. Wanda let few, if any, things interfere with her determination to do what is right.

As a recent arrival in Kansas, I saw her love for George in the way she cared for him during his final illness. I saw the reciprocal love she had for her family and they for her in the way they took care of her during her final illness.

Some have monuments made of stone for posterity to learn by . Other, like Wanda, made monuments of their lives, indelible monuments, that we can live by.

Janet Blakesley

February 22, 2018

Judy -

So sorry to hear about your mother. Sending prayers of peace and comfort.

The Blakesley Family

Rosemary Connors

February 22, 2018

My deepest sympathy! Wanda gave. So much of herself to others. Her sense of humor her willingness to serve her parish was always without hesitation.She helped for years in so many ways, We will miss her I am unable to attend her funeral due to weather but will be with you in prayer. Loved her, a very special person.

Rosemary Connors
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Sue Weitkamp

February 21, 2018

Laura, thoughts & prayers for you and your family.

Mary Mulvany

February 20, 2018

Wanda, (Mrs. Gregar), was always so welcoming to all of the B.C. girls. Your family is in my prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY