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Odellia (Tillie) Marie Dinkel

Odellia (Tillie) Marie Dinkel, 87, Hays, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Hays.

She was born May 18, 1926, in St. Peter to Raymond and Barbara (Riedel) Schamberger. She attended St. Anthony's Grade School in St. Peter, Quinter High School and Stewards Beauty Academy, Salina.

She married Leo Dinkel on Oct. 10, 1950, in St. Peter. She operated a beauty shop in Palco, worked at Evers Beauty Shop in Plainville, and had a beauty shop of her own at Quinter long-term care center for 18 years.

She enjoyed traveling in their RV, especially to the Kansas State Fair. She enjoyed embroidery, quilting, square dancing, gardening, cooking and volunteering at the Hays Community Assistance Center. She was part of the St. Michael's Altar Society in Collyer, a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella and a volunteer at the Perpetual Adoration Worship Center, all of Hays.

Survivors include her husband, Leo Dinkel, of the home; two sons, Dennis Dinkel, Grinnell, Pastor Steve Dinkel and wife, Kathy, Hays; four brothers, Mike Schamberger and wife, Mary, Hoxie; Alvin Schamberger, Joplin, Mo.; Paul Schamberger, Hays; Dan Schamberger and wife, Veronica, Denver; eight grandchildren, Rachel See and husband, David, Anthony Dinkel and wife, Ashley, Leatte Dinkel, Michael Dinkel, Christopher Dinkel, Molly Lofstrom and husband, Chris, Matthew Dinkel and Amanda Dinkel; and two great-grandchildren, Andrew See and Allison Dinkel.

She was proceeded in death by her parents; two infant sisters; four brothers, Adolph, Felix, Clarence, and William (Bill) Schamberger.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Collyer; burial in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Collyer.

A eulogy and rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cline's Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd, Hays.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cline's Mortuary of Hays, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Collyer.

Memorials are suggested to St. Michael's Catholic Church or Hays Community Assistance Center.

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