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Rita Marie Staab

Rita Marie Staab, 66, Hays, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born May 17, 1947, in Hays to Clarence and Bernice (Newland) Miller. She was a 1965 graduate of Girl's Catholic High School.

She married Lambert J. Staab on Oct. 9, 1965, in Hays. She was a homemaker and a longtime secretary at Staab Repair.

She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, VFW and American Legion Ladies Auxiliaries, and a charter member of the American Legion Riders Chapter No. 173.

Survivors include her husband, Hays; two sons, Stan Staab and wife, Katrina, and Larry Staab and wife, Debra, all of Hays; three brothers, Rick Miller, Ken Miller and wife, Sue, and Dennis Miller and wife, Jackie, all of Hays; and four grandchildren, Sharlie and Spencer Staab and Jordan and Taylor Staab.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sheridan Ann.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in Kansas Veterans Cemetery, WaKeeney. The American Legion Riders Chapter No. 173 will provide the escort.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine.

An American Legion Ladies Auxiliary service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, a VFW Ladies Auxiliary service will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by a parish vigil at 7 p.m., all at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute at Hays Medical Center or Masses.

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