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Mildred Helen Westhusin-Snook

Published on -7/18/2013, 9:45 AM

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Mildred Helen Westhusin-Snook, 98, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Redbud Village, Plainville.

She was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Gracemont, Okla., to Lela Mary (Hamit) and Henry Issac Bloom.

She married Forest Lawrence "Westy" Westhusin on Dec. 27, 1937, in Oklahoma City. He preceded her in death in 1960. She later married Richard Snook on Aug. 16, 1964, in Plainville. He preceded her in death in March 1991.

In the 1960s, she was an owner of Dairy Queen, Plainville, and she served as Rooks County treasurer from 1962 to 1968.

She and her husband were organizers of the building of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Hays, where she continued to be a longtime parishioner. She volunteered her services to the church, Hays Hospice and others in need. She enjoyed bridge and belonged to several bridge clubs.

Survivors include a daughter, Renee Maday and husband, Tom, Glendale Ariz.; three stepsons, Jerry Snook and wife, Lois, Sebring, Fla., Tom Snook and wife, Carol, Honolulu, Steve Snook and wife, Phyllis, Winterset, Iowa; a stepdaughter, Jan Havlas, Belton, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by two stepchildren, Judy Snook-Murphy and Richard D. Snook Jr.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays; burial will be at 1 p.m. in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plainville.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine and from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.

A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hays Medical Center in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.

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