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Irma Delores Dreiling

Published on -8/13/2014, 4:12 PM

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Irma Delores Dreiling, 77, passed from this world on Aug. 11, 2014, in Ocala, FL. She was born March 8, 1937, in Victoria, KS, to Fidelis and Philomena (Knoll) Kreutzer. She was the 11th of 16 children and often reflected on her time growing up and her love for her parents and siblings. She was 10 when her mother passed and helped take responsibility by helping her father raise her younger siblings. It was the beginning of her loving and caring essence which her husband and children had the honor to receive.

She moved to Denver, and by chance, met her future husband, Neil. Although they grew up 15 miles apart in small town Kansas, God brought them together in the big city. They were married on April 4, 1959, after a short whirlwind romance. Together, they shared 55 years of devoted life to each other. They began their married life living in Ransom and Downs, permanently settling in Hays, KS. Together as a team, they owned and operated the Kwik Shop Convenience Store for 25 years, the Shamrock Motel and oil investment interests. They retired and wintered in Florida beginning in 2001 and have lived year-round since 2005, making their home in the Lake Diamond Golf Community. Irma was a creative soul and enjoyed decorating the home and business for holidays. She drew freehand, painted and designed jewelry. Retirement offered her more time to create works of art that are cherished by her family and friends.

Surviving her is her husband, Neil; children, Christie Morrow, Ocala, FL, Douglas, Shawnee, KS, Daren, Ocala, FL, Candace (Mark) Roller, Raymore, MO; grandchildren, Hannah and Darrah Dreiling, Ocala, FL, and Alexander and Amelia Roller, Raymore, MO; brothers, Virgil Kreutzer and Frank Kreutzer; sisters, Melva Marmion, Lilly Kenway, Rosie Staab, Philomena Berens and many, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters and seven brothers.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Chapel, 910 E. Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala. Private inurnment will take place at a later date at Highland Memorial Park. Online condolences may be left at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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