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Helen R. Weilert


Helen R. Weilert, 91, Hays, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at her daughter's house in Omaha, Neb.

She was born April 28, 1922, in Leavenworth to Peter and Frances Grace Christy.

She married Lawrence J. Weilert Sr. on Jan. 17, 1945, in Hays. He preceded her in death May 16, 2002. She was a homemaker and mother of 12 children.

She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church, Catharine. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include nine sons, Lawrence J. Weilert Jr. "Buster" and wife, Elaine, Merritt Island, Fla., Cary Weilert and wife, Linda, Jan Weilert, and Bruce Weilert and wife, Linda, all of Overland Park, Michael Weilert and wife, Pamela, Fred Weilert and wife, Jeanne, Stephen Weilert and wife, Helen, and Pat Weilert, all of Hays, and Stanley Weilert and wife, Ursula, Wichita; three daughters, Helen Ruth Van Orsdel and husband, David, Omaha, Suzy Spatz and husband, Steven, and Grace Peterson and husband, Curtis, all of Wichita; 40 grandchildren, Tina, Tammy, Monte, Trina, Tracy, James, Bradley, Andrea, Annette, Christopher, Ryan, Andrew, Curtis, Chad, Gene, Zachary, Pierce, Chase, Jesse, Tracee, Jeff, Jesse, Anne, Mary, Heather, Travis, Sarah, Clint, Leigh, Lindsay, Jay, Caroline, Joel, Dustin, Casey, Cody, Jenna, Shawn, Danielle, and Maggie; 48 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Tim Weilert.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Catharine; burial in St. Catherine Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine.

A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Catherine Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.