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Zita Elizabeth Brummel

August 23, 1933 — November 22, 2021

Mrs. Zita E. Brummel was born on August 23, 1933 in Syracuse, Kansas.

She was born to James and Barbara Grilliot. Zita grew up in Syracuse with her 2 sisters and 3 brothers. After high school graduation she entered Sacred Heart · convent in Wichita, Kansas in 1951, choosing the name Sister Janelle. She went on to attain her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education. During these years she touched the lives of many fortunate children in the area around Wichita and northern Oklahoma and truly found her passion and calling.  In 1978, she chose to leave the convent, but continued her career as a religious educator and became principal at Cure of Ars School in Leawood, Kansas.

In 1982, Zita married the love of her life, Ken Brummel. They resided in ·Overland Park for nearly forty years. She embraced his four children as if her own. Also, she welcomed the opportunity to be a grandmother and great-grandmother. They traveled extensively during their retirement, including many mission trips to Central and South America.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Kenneth Brummel in January of this year, her parents, James and Barbara Grilliot, her siblings; James Grilliot, Ann Smith, Mary Gerard, and Joseph Grilliot.

She is survived by her brother, Thomas Grilliot, four children: Barb (Casey) Cassias, Ed Brummel, Robert (Joyce) Brummel, and Jim (Elizabeth) Brummel, 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and many, many (about 40) loving Grilliot family nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation at 10:30 am followed by Mass at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Cure of Ars Church. The service will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person.

Please join the family at Zita's Funeral Mass, 11:00 AM, December 1, 2021 by clicking here: www.cureofars.com/funeral

In lieu of flowers, the families request you honor Zita’s memory by donating to:

Parkinson's Foundation, Cure of Ars School Scholarship Fund, or Lakeview Village Employee Christmas Fund.

*COVID protocol

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

10:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Cure of Ars Catholic Church

9401 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66206

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Cure of Ars Catholic Church

9401 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66206

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

12:45 - 1:45 pm (Central time)

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