Arlene R. Kania, 87, of Nashville, died Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Washington County Hospital Extended Care in Nashville. She was born on January 4, 1928 in St. Louis, daughter of Anthony and Gertrude (Bochantin) Lamczyk. She was united in marriage to Marion Kania on August 30, 1947 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville, and he preceded her in death on March 26, 2011.
Arlene was employed by TomBoy Grocery Store, The Flower Shop, and as a cook at St. Ann Catholic School and at Nashville High School. Arlene was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, St. Ann Altar Sodality, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking, baking, and she especially loved spending time with her family and friends.
Left to mourn her passing are her two sons, Dennis Kania and Ken (Mary) Kania all of Nashville; her seven grandchildren, Derek (Ashley) Kania of Chicago, Deitt (Jason) Goforth, and DeAnn Kania all of Nashville, Shannon Kania of Chicago, Jessica (Michael) Buhse of St. Charles, Mo., Dana (Devin) Haertling of Nashville and Lindsay (fiancé Joseph Thole) Kania of Aviston; nine great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Ryann Goforth, Brynn Stiegman, and Tyler and Bennett Haertling, all of Nashville, Alexander, Ethan and Madison Buhse of St. Charles, Mo. and Hunter Kania of Chicago; four sisters, Audrey (Ron) Mueller of Chesterfield, Mo., Marcella (Ted) Bronke of Tamaroa, Mary Jane Mozelewski of Nashville and Carolyn (Sam) Hiller of Tamaroa; one brother, James (Brenda) Lamczyk of Mulkeytown; four sisters-in-law, Barbara Lamczyk of Sesser, MaryLou (Raymond) Ratajczyk of Columbia, Pauline Kania of DuBois and JoAnn Kania of DuBois; along with many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother, Ronald Lamczyk; nine brothers-in-law, Ed Poniewaz, Edwin Mozelewski, Martin Skorch, Leonard Kania, Charles Kania, Jr., Edward Kania, Joe Kania, Eugene Kania and Mike Barczewski; and three sisters-in-law, Esther Kania, Eleanor Kania and Lucille Barczewski.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville on Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Andy Knopik officiating and with interment to follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville on Thursday, May 14 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.
Should friends desire, mass offerings or memorials may be made to the St. Ann Lobby Renovation and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.