Roberta Ann “Bert” Brewer, 92, Hays, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society, Hays.
She was born Dec. 28, 1925, in Erick, Okla., to William C. and Maude Louise (Brooks) Theimer. She grew up in Erick, Okla., then moved to Oklahoma City and was a graduate of the new North East High School. She was a 1947 graduate from Oklahoma College for Women with degrees in psychology, philosophy and a lifetime teaching certificate K-12.
She married Max Ellis Brewer on May 29, 1949, in Oklahoma City. She was a first-grade teacher at Johnson from 1962 until she retired in 1987. She was named Teacher of the Year during her years at Johnson. She started out teaching high school and then teaching kindergarten in Moscow for a few years. Then moved to Colby in 1991 and moved to Hays in 2003.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hays, and a Sunday school teacher for more than 55 years during her years in the Methodist Church. She was active with Special Olympics, food banks, the Senior Center, volunteering at the museum and hospital and enjoyed gardening. She published her book, “Psalms for the Millennium and Wee Words of Wisdom” in 2000.
Survivors include her husband, Hays; two daughters, Kathie Burnett and husband, David, Corinth, Texas, and Kristie Cox and husband, Rich, DeSoto; four grandchildren, Leslie Schmidt and husband, Tyson, Lindsey Bailey and husband, Mitch, Matt Burnett and Amy Burnett; and six great-grandchildren, Rylee, Kaden and Madison Schmidt and Quinn, Keira and Elias Bailey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Dr. William Charles Theimer Jr. and James Edward Theimer; and a great-granddaughter, Aliah Marie Bailey.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Hays, inurnment will be at a later date in Oklahoma City.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601, and from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Hays.
Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church in care of the mortuary.
Condolences can be left by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.