Edith M. Rombeck of Topeka passed away Sept 11th, at Lexington Park Assisted Living. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend.
Edith was born on June 29, 1928, to Joseph and Hedwig (Waller) Henry in Seneca, KS. She attended St. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Seneca until the family moved to Centralia, where she graduated from the 8th grade at St. Bede’s Catholic School in Kelly.
She married John Eisenbarth on January 7, 1948 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Corning. They lived on a farm in Corning, until his death on January 27, 1961. She lived in Frankfort before moving to Topeka in 1963. She worked at Butner’s IGA. She then earned her GED and worked in the dietary department at the VA Hospital until 1966.
She married Raymond Rombeck on August 16, 1966, also at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Corning. She became a mother to his five daughters, and they had two more daughters.
Edith enjoyed spending time with her family, baking bread and cinnamon rolls, decorating cakes, quilting, sewing, fishing, and watching sports on TV. She was an avid fan of Kansas State and the Kansas City Royals. She enjoyed volunteering, especially at Hayden High School.
Raymond passed away on October 31, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers: Joseph, Don, Richard and Regis. She is survived by her seven daughters: Susan (Philip) Schell of Chesterfield, MO, Linda (Jerome) Oborny of WaKeeney, KS, Diane (John) Gottsch of Spokane, WA, Julie Hart of Plano, TX, Laura (Craig) Williams of Lewisville, TX, Janet (Andrew) Morgenstern of Baldwin City, KS, and Nancy (Scot) Immenschuh of Shawnee, KS, 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers: Frenchy, Bob, Larry, Jim, Kenny, and Dennis Henry, and one sister Mary Jo Barrett.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the director, nurses and staff at Lexington Park and Great Lakes Hospice. The wonderful care and comfort they have provided to Edith, is greatly appreciated.
Edith will lie in state at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Friday after 4:00 p.m. where a Parish Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish or Great Lakes Hospice and sent in care of Brennan Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS, 66603.
Online condolences and fond memories may be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com.