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Anna 'Ann' Barbara (Graf) Dreher

Published on -9/6/2013, 9:36 AM

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Anna "Ann" Barbara (Graf) Dreher, 87, Gorham, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Main Street Manor, Russell.

She was born May 13, 1926, south of Gorham to Sebastian and Bridget (Hammersmith) Graf.

She married Alex D. Dreher on Nov. 19, 1945, in Hyacinth. She was a homemaker. She cleaned St. Mary Catholic Church and a number of houses and offices in the Russell and Gorham area for more than 45 years. She did ironing and laundry for a number of people including the altar linens and server vestments for St. Mary Catholic Church. She and her husband lived on the Bemis Ranch when they first were married, then lived in Hays and settled in Gorham the rest of their years. She moved to Main Street Manor in Russell in 2011.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella, both of Gorham. She served as the Daughters of Isabella Regent for a number of years. She was a second-grade communion teacher for CCD classes and a Eucharistic minister for St. Mary Catholic Church. She was active in the church and made and donated the noodles for Daughters of Isabella fundraisers.

Survivors include her husband, Vintage Place, Russell; three sons, Dean Dreher and wife, Agnes, Amarillo, Texas, Dale Dreher and wife, Carolyn, Wichita Falls, Texas, Val Dreher and wife Melissa, Russell; three daughters, Diane Dinkel and husband, Ron, Victoria, Laura Boxberger and husband Tim, Great Bend, and Wanda Hanzlicek, and husband Todd, Wilson; a brother, Cletus Graf, Woodston; 21 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Don Dreher; a daughter, Cindy Soukup; a great-granddaughter, Shelbie Alvis; a brother, Delphinus Graf; and three infant brothers.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Gorham; burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Gorham.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Cline's Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the church.

A Gorham Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by a vigil at 7 p.m., both at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Cemetery Fund, Gorham, or Harden Hospice, Great Bend, in care of the mortuary.

Condolences can be sent via email to clinesmortuary@eaglecom.net.

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