Ruby Binder, 94, Munjor, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Via Christi Village, Hays.
She was born June 4, 1924 in Munjor to Alex W. and Adeline (Leiker) Klaus. She married Paul Binder on Nov. 25, 1946, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Munjor. He preceded her in death Feb. 12, 2015.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and the Christian Mothers. She was a charter leader of the Big Creek Astro 4-H club, a junior leader and sewing leader of the 4-H club, and an Ellis County 4-H council member. She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, sewing and quilting, and did extensive genealogy for the Binder, Klaus, Leiker, Goetz, and Engel families. She was an excellent cook and baker and hosted many family gatherings in her home and opened her home to many family members and visitors.
Survivors include three sons; Ernest J. Binder and wife, Lillian, Munjor, Stephen F. Binder and wife,Carolyn, Washington, Mo., and Thomas P. Binder and wife, Mary Beth, Marion, Iowa; a daughter, Margaret Ann Schaffer and husband, Willie, Hoxie; a brother, Joseph Klaus and wife, Janet, Hays; two sisters, Lillian Schlyer, Hays, and Violet Mermis and husband, Robert, Salina; 10 grandchildren, Elliot Binder, Preston Binder, Stephanie Howie and husband, Tom, Tami Chievous and husband, Derrick, Jennifer Binder, Julie Binder, Joe Binder and wife, Carola, Annie Binder, Katie Trautman and husband, Adam, and Peter Binder; seven great-grandchildren; Braydon Binder, Tahki, Malia, and Aven Chievous, Ruby Binder, Paul Binder nd Maria Binder; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul, a brother, Walter Klaus and wife, Bernice, and a sister Velma Pfannenstiel and husband, Julius.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 5 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Munjor with Fr. Jarret Konrade officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. Monday from 9 until 9:40 a.m. all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street. A Christian Mothers rosary will be at 6:00 pm followed by a vigil service at 6:30, both on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home. Condolences can be left at www.haysmemorial.com