Mary Ann LaPrad March 8th, 1930 - December 29th, 2022

Mary Ann (Kudela) LaPrad, 92, of St. Joseph, passed away on December 29, 2022.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:00 A.M., on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 211 Church St., St. Joseph. Burial will take place at Hickory Bluff Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. The Rosary will be recited at 6 pm on Tuesday, January 3, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., with visitation following from 6:30-8 pm. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at

Mary Ann was born on March 8, 1930, in Vermillion, Ohio to Joseph and Mary Kudela. After graduating High School, she married Burnell Geason. Together they had a daughter, Sherryl Elizabeth. After Burnell passed away she met and married Paul LaPrad. She gave birth to another daughter, Theresa Marie.

Mary Ann was an active member of her church; taking communion to the hospital, cleaning the church weekly for several years. She will be remembered for the many handmade scrubbies she lovingly passed out, always receiving a smile or hug in return.

Mary Ann is survived by her daughters, Sherryl Madges and Theresa Robandt; Sherryl’s two daughters, Kimberly Nicholas and Kathy (Mike) Szczepkowski; four great-grandsons, Anthony, Christopher, Jonathan and Dominic and special friend Deb Stapert.