Irene Vonfeldt, 96, formerly of Walker, died Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Parkview Care Center in Fairfield, Iowa.

Her body will be cremated per her request. A Mass in her honor will be April 13 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Fairfield; a private inurnment will be at a later date at St. Ann Cemetery, Walker.

Esther Corzatt, 87, Hays, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, at Via Christi Village Care Center, Hays.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church.

Rae Ellen D. (Strecker) Smith Pfeifer, Olathe, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Olathe.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell; burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Russell.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday with greeting guests from 6 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary.

Darlene Adele (Edwards) Redmond, 84, Quinter, died Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Hays Medical Center.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Brethren, Quinter; burial in Baker Township Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter.


Richard L. “Rich” Shubert, 71, Hays, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, at his home in Hays.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at North Oak Community Church, Hays; burial in Plainville Cemetery with honors by Hays Fire Department and Ellis County Fire Department.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601 from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.

Frances E. Eichman, 90, formerly of Palco, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, a Good Samaritan Society of Hays Care Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Episcopal Church, Hays; graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd Hays, KS and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Ehrenfried “Ernie” Kroeger, 89, WaKeeney, died Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Church of God, WaKeeney; inurnment in Christ The King Cemetery, WaKeeney.

There will be no visitation.

Vernon J. “Vern” Basgall, 76, Hays, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, at his home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in the La Crosse City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Shawn W. Robb, 40, formerly of Agra, died Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg; cremation has taken place.

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