Kathleen A. Borniger
Kathleen A. Borniger
  • September 1, 1946 - May 8, 2017
  • Wichita, Kansas

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Kathleen Ann (Kerschen) Borniger 70, passed away at home May 8, 2017. Kathy comforted the sick and guarded the vulnerable. She was the head nurse on duty in the Watkins Hospital clinic when the Kansas Union was burned in 1970 and when the KU Computer Center was bombed a few months later. Kathy spent most of her working life as the school nurse at St. Thomas Aquinas in Wichita, and she was fiercely proud of it. She took delight in ensuring the physical and emotional well-being of children, the ultimate innocents. In her own words: "Sometimes it takes a child to show us the best in ourselves." Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Syl and Polly Kerschen; brothers, Jerry and Paul; and a sister, Sylvia. She is survived by her husband, Tom; sister, Beth (Ken) Johnson; daughters, Amy (Luke) Snow and Kate (Robert) Gonzales; son, Chris (Ashley); and five grandchildren, whom she loved wholeheartedly. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, May 15, and Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, both at St. Joseph Church, 145 S. Millwood Ave., Wichita. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Victory in the Valley, 3755 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218.