Evelye Virginia (Littlechild) Tegtmeyer, 99, Sperry, Okla., formerly of WaKeeney, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at her daughter’s home.
She was born July 2, 1916, in Trego County, to Joseph and Fannie (Rezak) Littlechild. She was raised and received her education in WaKeeney.
She married Walter August Tegtmeyer on June 22, 1935, in WaKeeney. He preceded her in death Dec. 13, 1990. She continued living in WaKeeney until four years ago when she moved to her daughter’s home in Sperry.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, WaKeeney.
She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, quilting and love of her family.
Survivors include a son, Darrell Tegtmeyer and wife, Mae, Jonesboro, Tenn.; three daughters, Donna Deason, Euless, Texas, Ruth Bean and husband, Ron, Hays, and Dianne Barnett and husband, Ron, Sperry; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Jack, Kenny, Walter, Myron, Robert and Dale Littlechild; and five sisters, Grace Kysar, Barbara Brown, Betty Elder, Mary Overland and Gladys Jones.
Services were Sept. 25 at Chapel of Mowery Funeral Service, Owasso, Okla.; burial in WaKeeney Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital, 320 N. 13th, WaKeeney, KS 67672. Mowery Funeral Service, Owasso, Okla., is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.moweryfs.com.