Bernita Anna Younger, 82, Ellis, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society, Ellis.

She was born March 5, 1931, in Munjor to Chrysostom and Catherine (Meier) Korbe.

She married Marvin Severin Younger on Oct. 24, 1951, in Munjor. She worked at Travenol and was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She enjoyed quilting, embroidery and ceramics.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons, Warren Younger and Daniel Younger and wife, Sharon; three daughters, Rebecca and husband, Dennis Zimmerman, Claudia and husband, David Leiker, all of Hays, and Olinda and husband, Gary Power, Salina; two brothers, Willard Korbe, Portland, Ore., and Chrysostom Korbe Jr., Battleground, Wash.; a sister, LaVerna Molleker, Hays; 12 grandchildren, Angie, Matt and Mike Zimmerman, Jennifer and James Younger, Melissa (Smith) and Abby Power, Nathan, Alex and Jordan Leiker, and Christopher and Joel Younger; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, Marvin; and a sister, Twila Campbell.

Services will be at noon Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, both at Brock's Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Lupus Foundation in care of the funeral home.

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