Janousek, Sister Marie Veronica (Jerelyn), 82 was born in Pratt, KS to William D. and Marjorie

Keith Janousek on January 8, 1935 and entered eternal life July 11, 2017 in Wichita, KS.  She

was raised in Dodge City, KS and educated in the public schools there through high school.  She

pursued a nursing degree at St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, eventually completing

her BSN degree 1959. Her nursing education was interrupted for a time when she entered and

was received into the Congregation of St. Joseph at Mt. St. Mary’s Convent in Wichita, KS on

March 19, 1957 with final vows in 1962.  Through the years her education was expanded to

include Clinical Specialist in Operating Room Nursing at New York Hospital-Cornell, and

Clinical Pastoral Education at Trinity Lutheran and St. Mary’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO.  In

1974 she became a Certified Chaplain in National Associations of both Catholic Chaplains and

the National American Protestant Hospital Association.

Her ministries have included staff nursing, nursing administration /supervision, hospital

administration, chaplaincy and counseling in hospitals in Dodge City, Wichita, Pittsburg KS,

Ponca City OK, Pratt and Halstead.  In retirement she continued to serve on hospital boards and

in advisory positions where she was able to share her wisdom and experience.  She was preceded

in death by her parents and her only brother, William.  In addition to members of her

Congregation she is survived by her sister-in- law, Mary Janousek, niece and nephews, Patty

(Carl) Casterline, Jim (Lynn) Janousek, Dan Janousek and many friends and colleagues of her

Via Christi family.

Sister Marie Veronica has donated her body to science.  A Memorial Service will take place on

Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the parish hall at All Saints’ Parish,

3205 E. Grand, Wichita, KS.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 14th at 10:30

a.m. also at All Saints’ Parish.  Donations in her honor may be made to the Retirement Fund for

the Sisters of St. Joseph, or charities sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Dear Neighbor

Ministries and StepStone, 3700 E. Lincoln, Wichita, KS 67218.