Viola E. Mudd, 97, Gorham, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society, Hays.

She was born May 14, 1920, southeast of Gorham, to Thomas Ignatius and Mary Anna (Flavin) Mudd. She grew up in the Gorham area, went to grade school at the Winterset country school and was a 1938 graduate of St. Mary Catholic High, Gorham, and attended Marymount College in Salina.

She was a clerk for Shell Oil Co. in Los Angeles for 27 years. She retired in 1974 and made her home in Hays. She taught school for a few years at Winterset, Empire and Roosevelt, all south of Gorham. She worked at the Walker Air Force Base and Plainsmen Supply in Hays before moving to California. She was a homemaker and a world traveler.

She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays.

Survivors include five nephews, Harlan Mudd and wife, Sylvia, and Richard Polcyn, all of Russell, Darrell Mudd, Estes Park, Colo., Lee Mudd and wife, Marya, Stafford, Va., and Flavian Mudd, Overland Park; and a niece, Jean Crawford and husband, Glenn, Natoma.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bernard Mudd and wife, Alice, and Paul Mudd and wife, Isabelle; a sister, Clemence Polcyn and husband, Florian; and an infant sister, Mary Olive Mudd.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Gorham; burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Gorham.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.

A family rosary will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church or St. Mary Cemetery, both at Gorham, Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671, is in charge of arrangements.

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