Berdena (Dena) Legere, 92, Hays, formerly of Graham County, died Friday, May 4, 2018.

She was born Sept. 28, 1925, to August and Annie (Keith) Hildebrand.

She married Don Legere on Oct. 19, 1946, in Hill City. He preceded her in death. She was a retired school teacher and accomplished quilter.

Survivors include five daughters, Becky Stites and husband, Doug, Ellis, Rhonda Yost, Salina, Nancy Harman and husband, Roger, Hays, Donna Seibel and husband, Greg, Emporia, and Mary Neely and husband, Ken, Derby; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Rodney Yost; three brothers and two sisters.

A family graveside service was held in Hill City Cemetery where she was laid to rest beside her husband of 61 years.

Memorials are suggested to a cancer research organization of your choice.

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