Esther “Jo” Joan (Gilbert) Phlieger, 81, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Stockton.

She was born Oct. 3, 1937, in Hays to Carl and Elsie (Manaugh) Gilbert. She married Edgar “Eddie” Phlieger Oct. 13, 1955, in Plainville.

She is survived by three sons, Anthony Phlieger, Jacksonville, Texas, Scott Phlieger, Natoma, and James Phlieger, Plainville; four daughters, Beth Brand, Kearney, Neb., Joan Werth, Harlingen, Texas, Michele Williamson, Tampa, Fla., and Laura Morris, Hays; a sister, Norma Bard, Wiggins, Colo.; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton. There will be no visitation. A private burial will be conducted.

Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society of the High Plains in care of the funeral home, 723 N. First, Stockton KS 67669.

Condolences can be left at www.plumeroverlease.com.