LaDonna Breen Didde, the daughter of John T. and Edith (Shepard) Breen, was born March 27, 1924 in Miltonvale, KS and passed away on April 21, 2014 at Republic County Hospital, Belleville, KS at the age of 90 years and 24 days.
She lived her childhood in the Meredith Community where she graduated from Meredith Rural School.
The family moved to a farm near Miltonvale in September of 1938. She attended and graduated from Miltonvale High School.
She taught two terms in the Limestone school near Miltonvale.
On June 1, 1944, she accepted a position in the Auditor Dept. of the Santa Fe offices in Topeka, KS. She remained there for nearly nine years.
On October 25, 1952, she married Robert Didde of Olpe, KS in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Miltonvale.
They farmed near Miltonvale until September of 1961, when they moved to Belleville where she helped her husband with"Didde TV & Electric".
LaDonna was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Leo Breen and a sister Irene Green.
She is survived by husband, Robert Didde of Belleville, KS; one son, Mark Didde and wife Dana of Woodland Park, CO, two daughters, Karen Didde and husband Larry Dinsmore, and Elaine Scanlon and husband Dan all of Longmont, CO; four grandchildren, Rose Scanlon, Christian Scanlon, Shawn Didde, and Tyler Didde; one brother, Johnnie Breen of Miltonvale, KS and one sister JoAnn Hauck of Miltonvale, KS; and one brother-in-law, Chuck Green of Topeka, KS, other relatives, and many friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, April 25, 2014 at St. Edward's Catholic Church, Belleville, KS with Fr. Brian Lager, celebrant.
Interment will be at St. Katherine's Catholic Cemetery, rural Belleville, KS.
A Vigil/Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS.
Visitation will be from 1PM until 9PM on Wednesday and from 9AM until 9PM on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Church or St. Katherine's Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences at www.bachelor-surber.com.
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.
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