Norma Jean Meier

Norma Jean Meier, 77, Hays, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 13, 1936, in Hays, to Fred and Katherine (Fisher) Brungardt. She married Ernest Meier on Sept. 9, 1957, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays.

She was a homemaker, taking pride in her household duties. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and always was willing to help someone else. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hays.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest, of the home; a son, Kenneth Meier and wife, Michele, Hays; two daughters, Clarice Meier, Hays, and Judy Kanzenbach and husband, Jerry, Victoria; three brothers, Larry Brungardt and wife, Maetta, Denver, Fred Brungardt, Olathe, and Norbert Brungardt and wife, Megan, Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Mildred Giebler, Hays, and Mary Herman and husband, Albert, Great Bend; four grandchildren, Scott Chrisler, Catherine, Jessica Hofaker and husband, Jerrod, Logan, Zach Kanzenbach and wife, Ashley, Victoria, and Courtney Kanzenbach, Hays.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Edward, Delbert, Jim and Fred Jr.; and four sisters, Henrietta Karlin, Georgia Karlin, Virginia Orth and Katherine Munsch.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hays; inurnment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brock's Keithley Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine. A rosary service will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a parish vigil at 7 p.m., all at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Immaculate Heart of Mary Building Fund or the Dreiling Schmidt Cancer Institute at Hays Medical Center.

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