Monica Z. Prim, 91, Overbrook: July 11, 1931 – Feb. 17, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Monica Z. Prim, 91, Overbrook: July 11, 1931 – Feb. 17, 2023

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Monica Z. Prim, 91, Overbrook, Kan., passed away Feb. 17, 2023, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was born July 11, 1931, in Nebraska City, Neb., the daughter of Carl and Theresa Helen (Ramold) Zeiner.

Monica grew up in Nebraska, graduating from high school there. She then graduated from Nebraska State Teacher College, Peru, Neb., and taught elementary school in Nebraska, Topeka, Kan., and Overbrook. Later she was a PTF clerk at the Overbrook Post Office.

Monica’s interests were in all forms of home-ec, in which she loved baking, cooking, keeping house, knitting, sewing, and especially quilting. She played the organ for almost 50 years for funerals, weddings and masses at St. Francis of Assisi at LaPeer, where she was a member of the Altar Society. Monica was a charter member of the Santa Fe Quilters Guild, and also a member of Overbrook American Legion Auxiliary. Monica enjoyed her life and was involved in many community activities. She often said she really liked living in the country but wasn’t a “farmer.”

On June 9, 1956, Monica was married to Robert J. Prim, at Nebraska City, Neb. They shared 44 years of loving marriage, until Robert preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 2001.

Monica is survived by her daughter, Pamela J (Prim) Leonard and husband, Kevin A. Leonard, of Rising Sun, Md.; son, Matthew J. Prim, Overbrook; and five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held. Monica will be interred at Rock Creek Cemetery, in rural Douglas County, Kan.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made Brookside Retirement Community, sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences can be left at

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