Madeline Lela Schoenthaler, 94, Ellis, died Friday, May 25, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society, Hays.

She was born June 17, 1923, in Ellis County to John and Minnie (Schwab) Huck. 

She graduated from Ellis High School in 1941 and from the Salt City Business College in Hutchinson. She married Raymond F. Schoenthaler Oct. 21, 1945. He preceded her in death March 22, 2007. 

She was a homemaker and enjoyed flower gardening, cooking and baking, especially her pies. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church where she was active in church activities including the quilting group. She was also a member of PEO.

She is survived by a son, Terry Schoenthaler and wife, Pat, Ellis; a daughter-in-law, Linda Schoenthaler, Hays; a brother, Clayton Huck, Ellis; four grandchildren, Chad Schoenthaler and wife, Kimberly, Mission Hills, John T. Schoenthaler and wife, Keriann, Gilroy, Calif., Scott Schoenthaler and wife, Brianna, Salina, and Amy Church and husband, Bryan, Hays; and 12 great-grandchildren, Emma, Bode, Madison, Noah, Sophia, Jonah, Myja, Gabby, Dominic, Alyssa, Aydan and Anthony.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Lynn Schoenthaler; and a great granddaughter, Timberlynn.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church, Ellis. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a prayer service 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday until service time, all at Christ Lutheran Church.

Arrangments by Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS 67637.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Christ Lutheran Church, Hospice at Hays Medical Center or the Ellis Public Library.

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