Celesta (Sanders) Herl, 88, Hays, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Via Christi Village Long Term Care.
She was born Sept. 15, 1929, in St. Peter to Herbert and Loretta (Denning) Sanders.
She married Paul Fitzpatrick. She later married Moris Herl on March 13, 1998, in Phoenix. She was a beautician, did graphology, was on the Maricopa County elections board, and was a past president of the Ladies of Charity at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays, and Daughters of Isabella.
She enjoyed polka dancing with her husband, decorating cakes, coloring pictures and volunteering at her church in Arizona and at the Community Assistance Center in Hays.
Survivors include her husband, Hays; a daughter, Corinne Rhae, Scottsdale, Ariz.; two stepsons, Robert Herl and wife, Chris, and Tony Herl and wife, Laura, all of Quinter; two stepdaughters, Faye Herl, Tulsa, Okla., and Janel Staab and husband, Kurt, Hays; two sisters, Elsie Loevenstein, Quinter, and Dinah Werth, Hays; a grandson, Dylan Fitzpatrick; and 10 step-grandchildren, Brittany Leathers, Allison Leathers, Erica Staab, Makenna Herl, Zach Herl, John Staab, Jordan Herl, Bethany Herl, Zane Staab and Abby Herl.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Ramona Fitzpatrick; two sisters, Dolores Emerick and Irma Herl; and a brother, James Sanders.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. Michael Cemetery, Collyer.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m.Monday and from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.
A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, followed by a vigil at 7 p.m., both at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Community Assistance Center, Hospice of HaysMed or a charity of the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.