Irene Ann Dreiling, 91, Ellis, died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 17, 1925, in Ellis County to Jacob and Anna (Dreiling) Pfannenstiel.

She married Linus Dreiling on August 15, 1943. They enjoyed 25 years of marriage until he preceded her in death June 3, 1968.

She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxilliary and St. Mary Catholic Church.

She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and storytelling and her great sense of humor.

Survivors include a brother, James Pfannenstiel, Dadville, Ala.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Herman and Virgil Pfannenstiel; and four sisters, Georgine Lewis, Barbara Dinkel, Jo Ann Brown, and Mary Ann Rhine.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellis; burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plainville.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.

A rosary will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to the Good Samaritan Society, Ellis.

Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 East 17th, Ellis, KS is in charge of arrangements.

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