Rose Stecklein Linenberger

Rose (Stecklein) Linenberger, 94, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Via Christi Village Assisted Living in Hays.

She was born Oct. 12, 1919, in Munjor to Carl and Anna (Younger) Stecklein.

She married Ray Linenberger on Sept. 27, 1938. He preceded her in death.

She was a woman of many talents and interests. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardens, and worked with her husband to build and decorate family homes. She enjoyed traveling, cooking dinners and spending time with family, doing crafts, crocheting, knitting and sewing. She was a gifted seamstress and taught many young girls in the community to sew. She made vestments for priests in the Catholic diocese.

She was a member of Daughters of Isabella, Altar Society, Christian Mothers and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Linenberger and wife, Deonne, and Alan Linenberger; two daughters, Margaret Ruder and Rosella “Sally” Bechard and husband, Bob; a brother, Rich Stecklein; eight grandchildren, Mark Ruder, Greg Ruder, Tom Bechard, Chad Bechard, Bridget Linenberger Gwinnett, Theresa Linenberger Fisher, Lisa Linenberger-Stewart and David Linenberger; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Frank and Henry Stecklein; four sisters, Josephine Gross, Mary Resley, Evelyn Skala and Agnes Maupin; a grandson, Darin Bechard; a son-in-law, Elden Ruder; and a daughter-in-law, Donna (Windholz) Linenberger.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Brock’s Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine.

A VFW Ladies Auxiliary service will be at 6:15 p.m. Monday, a Daughters of Isabella rosary at 6:30 p.m., followed by a vigil at 7 p.m., all at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Food Pantry in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to keithley@ruraltel.net.