Albina Befort, 94, Hays, died Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society, Hays.

She was born Nov. 4, 1923, in Ellis County to John and Clara (Boxler) Pfeifer. She was a 1941 graduate of Ellis High School.

She married Edmund Befort on July 2, 1945. She was a school teacher after graduating from high school in 1941 until her marriage. She later became a homemaker and farm wife.

She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren playing cards and hide and seek.

Survivors include her husband, Hays; three sons, Albert Befort, Shawnee, Okla., Thomas Befort and wife, Connie, Wichita, and Peter Befort and wife, Amy, Hays; two daughters, Marilyn Billinger and husband, Robert, Victoria, and Mary Beth Hanway, Claremont, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Kenny, Andrea, Max, Marissa, Michael, Amanda, Darren, Kurt and Larissa; and 10 great-grandchildren, Julian, Brooklyn, Alexus, Brianna, Olivia, Claire, Raegan, Karley, Parker and Halle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, John James Befort and Joseph Befort; a grandson, Logan Befort; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Befort; a son-in-law, Derek Hanway; three brothers, Ben, Elmer and John Pfeifer; and five sisters, Ceverina Fross, Mary Ealdon, Irene Urban, Kay Leiker and Helen Befort.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601; burial in Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Friday, both at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice at Hays Medical Center in care of the funeral chapel.

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