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By The Mercury

Anna Maria Voldrich, 89, of Wamego died Sunday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

The family provided some of the following information.

Maria was born on May 15, 1924, in Schoneberg, Germany. She was the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Bach) Bootz. She grew up in Germany, graduating from high school before attending three years of trade school. In 1959, Maria came to America and in 1960 moved to Wamego. She was united in marriage to Rudolph “Rudy” Frank Voldrich, in Westmoreland on July 20, 1963. He survives of the home.

Maria was a hair stylist and owned and operated Maria’s Beauty Shop in Wamego from 1960 to 2009. She loved animals, going on car rides and loved being with her family. Maria was very outspoken. No one was a stranger to her and she was a friend to all. Maria was also a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Wamego.

Maria is also survived by her daughter, Angela Sackrider and husband Jerry of Wamego; three sons, Michael Voldrich of Morrison, Colo., Curtis Voldrich and wife Sally of Wichita, and Rudy Voldrich, Jr. of Salina; nine grandchildren, Sherry, Julie, Layla, Autumn, Chase, Kimberly, Christopher, Stephanie and Tiffany; and five great-grandchildren, Daniel, Joshalyn, Casandra, Kurube and Cooper. She was preceded in death by her two brothers and two sisters.

Maria’s wishes were to be cremated. A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Thursday followed by a visitation until 8 p.m., all at Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pottawatomie County Caring Hearts Humane Society or to the donor’s choice and may be sent to Stewart Funeral Home, P. O. Box 48, Wamego, KS 66547. Online condolences may be left at

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