Verna Agnes (Hoffman) Befort, 86, Mechanicsburg, Pa., formerly of Hays, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at The Bridges at Bent Creek after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; burial in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Munjor, followed by food and fellowship at the VFW, 2106 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

Visitation and gathering of family and friends will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

A rosary by the Daughters of Isabella will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.

Joseph Lang, 93, Victoria, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions in Hays.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; inurnment in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.

Family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at The Basilica.

A vigil and a Victoria Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16, both at The Basilica.

Keith Adams, 82, Ellsworth, formerly of Oberlin, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Ellsworth.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ellsworth First United Methodist Church; inurnment in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.

Robert Earl Borthwick, 93, Beeler, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Manor of the Plains, Dodge City.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Beeler United Methodist Church; burial in Ness City Cemetery.

Viewing will be until 9 p.m. Thursday with family present from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City.

Lenora R. (Wilkening) Soderlund, 86, Oberlin, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin.

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