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Doris Elizabeth (Ball) Schoenthaler

Published on -9/25/2013, 10:16 AM

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Doris Elizabeth (Ball) Schoenthaler, 86, Ellis, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in WaKeeney.

She was born May 31, 1927, in Ellis to John Wallace and Maude Agnes (Summers) Ball.

She married Bernie Schoenthaler on June 19, 1946, in Ellis. He preceded her in death.

She worked at the Ellis Review eight years, where she taught herself to operate the newspaper's first Teletype setting machine. She later worked at Fort Hays State University for 16 years, first in the athletic department, then as executive assistant to the university's vice president of alumni prior to retirement in 1985.

Survivors include a son, Brian Schoenthaler and wife, Sheri, Valley Center; a daughter, Cheryl Robertson and husband, R.J., Little Rock, Ark.; eight grandchildren, Leslie Robertson, Vail, Colo., Jamie and Ashley Robertson, Denver, Brandon Schoenthaler and wife, Liz, Valley Center, Brenton Schoenthaler and wife, Tara, and Braden Schoenthaler, all of Wichita, and Bryson and Brittni Schoenthaler, both of Valley Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Everett, LeRoy and Jack Ball; and two sisters, Ruth (Ball) Schoenberger and Edith (Ball) Gaschler.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis, KS 67637; graveside services will be immediately after in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis.

Memorials are suggested to Fort Hays State University Alumni Association. Donations can be sent to the FHSU Foundation, P.O. Box 1060, Hays, KS 67601.

Condolences can be sent to the family by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to keithley@ruraltel.net.

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