Coleta Elizabeth Haberman, 91, Great Bend, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.
She was born July 13, 1926, in La Crosse, to Joseph and Rosa (Herrman) Schafer. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Wichita, and Fort Hays State University. She had been a resident of Great Bend since 1961, moving from the Heizer area.
She married Francis Joseph Haberman on Nov. 19, 1952, in Liebenthal. She was a teacher for 34 years, starting her career at District No. 45, rural Barton County, continuing at Heizer School District, then retiring from Lincoln Elementary School, USD 428, in 1988.
She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Great Bend, Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella, Pilot Club, and Pi Kappa Pi Sorority.
She enjoyed dancing, crossword puzzles, playing bridge, mission trips, and above all time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, David Haberman and wife, Elaine, Hays; a daughter, Debbie Tracy and husband, Geoffrey, Great Bend; two sisters, Leola Gottschalk, Hays, and Ann Dechant and husband, Virgil, Leawood; six grandchildren, Audrey Rummel and husband, Jeff, Joseph Haberman and wife, Breanna Ellison, Kimberly Georgeson and husband, Wesley, Jacob Haberman, Matthew Tracy and wife, Letecia, and Spencer Tracy; and 11 great-grandchildren, Nathan Rummel, Jesse McDougal, Jared Rummel, Jade Rummel, Jet Georgeson, Stella Georgeson, Whitley Georgeson, Aiden Tracy, Christopher Tracy, Carver Tracy and Declan Tracy.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Berthold Schafer; and two sisters, Rose Mary Simpson and Geraldine Schafer.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church; burial in Great Bend Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.
An Altar Society rosary will be at 4 p.m., a vigil with a Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 7 p.m., all at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Holy Family School Endowment Fund or KU Alzheimer's Disease Center, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be left for the family at www.bryantfh.net