Mary Agnes Gehlhausen, 89, Jasper

Mary Agnes GehlhausenMary Agnes Gehlhausen, 89, of Jasper, died Saturday (April 29) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born in Cannelton September 24, 1927, to William J. and Agnes H. (Snyder) Busam. She married Irvin J. Gehlhausen May 15, 1946, at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Cannelton. He died February 17, 2003.

Mary was a homemaker and an artist who specialized in landscape paintings. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and its St. Anne’s Society.  She was an oblate of St. Benedict, a eucharistic minister to the homebound, and a member of the Legion of Mary. She volunteered at Memorial in Jasper, was active in the Dubois County Art Guild, and enjoyed painting, camping, and hiking.

She is survived by three daughters, Julia Thomas, Evansville, Karen Summers,  Woodland
Park, Colorado, and Kathy Barth and husband Jeff, St. Anthony, one son; Mark Gehlhausen and wife Theresa, Jasper; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Gehlhausen, one daughter, Mary Therese Gehlhausen, who died in infancy, and one brother, William J. Busam, who died in childbirth.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The St. Joseph St. Anne’s Society will lead a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becher-kluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church with entombment following in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum.

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