Marietta Quint, 89, Hays, died Sunday, Jan.28, 2018, at Hays Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 8, 1928, in Hays to Jacob and Victoria (Befort) Herklotz. She attended and graduated from Girls Catholic High School in Hays. She later attended Marymount College in Salina where she studied teaching and earned her bachelor’s degree.
She married Virgil J. Quint on Oct. 25, 1958, in Hays. He preceded her in death Oct. 20, 2007. While raising her family, she taught English and journalism at Victoria High School. With her students, she published the school yearbook and newspaper. She was the faculty advisor to the pep club and cheerleaders and directed the annual school play. She will be remembered by many of her students.
She was involved in Daughters of Isabella for over 50 years. She held various leadership positions at the local and state level. She served as Kansas State Regent twice and as State Secretary once. In her later years, she volunteered at the Community Assistance Center in Hays.
She enjoyed sewing, embroidery and quilting.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Quint, Nebraska, and Bernard Quint, Texas; two daughters, Anita Kjellerson and husband, David, Denver, and Ruth Wheeler and husband, John, Emporia; a sister, Irene “Anita” Pahule, Milwaukee, Wis.; four grandchildren, Ann Wempe and husband, Sean, Daniel Kjellerson, Emma Wheeler and Jacob Wheeler; and a nephew, Edward Pahule.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Agnes and Joanna Herklotz; and a brother, Edward Herklotz.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, both at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.
A Daughters of Isabella rosary service will be 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by a vigil at 6:30 p.m., both at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Thomas More Prep-Marian High School in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.keitheyfuneralhomes.com.