Doris M. Kohlrus

Doris M. Kohlrus, 73, Hays, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society, Ellis.

She was born April 2, 1940, in Victoria to Emmanuel and Amelia (Scheck) Lang.

She married Jacob F. Kohlrus on April 25, 1959, at St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria. He preceded her in death Jan. 30, 1991.

She was a homemaker and a housekeeper at St. John's of Hays.

She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, Ellis AARP, Eagle's Auxiliary of WaKeeney and participated at Hays Senior Center. She was a collector of cookbooks and enjoyed baking, playing bingo and an occasional casino trip.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Kohlrus and wife, Aleta, Alva, Okla., and Jeff Kohlrus, Oacoma, S.D.; a daughter, Linda Willbanks and husband, Roger, Alva; two sisters, Jeanette Jacobs, Topeka, and Darlene Leiker, Council Grove; a sister-in-law, Toni Lang, Hays; five grandchildren, Kristina Miller (Randon), David Kohlrus (Amber), Nicole Dixson (Jeff), Ethan Brooks and Trevor Kohlrus; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many beloved friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Francis Lang; and two sisters, Bernadette Kretzer and Lillian Hoff.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, all at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a parish vigil service at 7 p.m., all at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to National Kidney Foundation.

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