Aug 06, 1935---Sep 21, 2022

Marie G. (Torpey) Kwalik, 87, of Lenexa, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Private services were held.

Marie was born August 6, 1935, in Pittsburgh, PA to Joseph and Marie (Gobs) Torpey. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. degree and was a member of the Theta Phi Alpha Sorority. She worked on her master’s degree from the State University of New York at Oswego. She was employed at the National War College in Washington, D.C., Stouffers Frozen Foods Test Kitchen and Parma Hospital in Cleveland, OH. Upon moving to Kansas, she worked at Humana Hospital and retired from Johnson County Community College. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing bridge, reading and watching classic films. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Penn State Alumni Association and University Women in Business.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband Leo Kwalik in 2008 and her sister Joanne Faucette. She is survived by her children Leo J. Kwalik, Kathleen (Tim) Williamson, Jane (Steve) Hazelwonder, a grandson Sawyer Williamson, 3 nephews and 7 nieces. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


Shawn Riley Sep 24, 2022

Friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Even though I knew it was expected, it saddens me to hear of Maria's passing. I really valued the time that I was able to spend with her. She was always very happy and very charming. She spoke of her family often. My wife and my 17 year old twins each spent time with her at different times while i visited her. She will be missed by us all. We will continue to pray for her. Shawn

Ruth McQuigg Sep 25, 2022

Friend from swimming and coffee times ,OLATHE ,Kansas

I miss her and wish we could go to Lake View to have a good visit! She was so smart and nice and we agreed on many things. I was so happy she came to my in May! These last year's of isolation and aging kept us apart but she was very good about calling me to try to stay in touch. It is hard to lose people and I am sad to think that Marie is gone. Thanks for this opportunity to tell Jane and Cathy and Leo and Sawyer how I feel about Marie.

Mary Bins-Wells Sep 26, 2022

Friend to Leo ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Sending prayers to you and your family. ❤️ May God Bless you and your family. Your Mom was a wonderful Mom and raised amazing children. ❤️❤️❤️

Wells Rhonda Sep 27, 2022

Dearest Kathy and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this awful time. Sending all my love your way. Take care of each other and try to remember and cherish only the good things.