Rosemary Walters, 94, Hays, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at Hays Medical Center.
She was born March 23, 1920, in Catharine to Frank A. and Bertha (Rohleder) Schmidt. She was a homemaker and loved to babysit.
She married Alvin P. Staab on Sept. 17, 1940, in Catharine. He preceded her in death Aug. 9, 1970. She later married Florence Walters on March 9, 1975, in Hays. He preceded her in death Jan. 13, 2000.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Altar Society Christian Mothers. She enjoyed baking, bingo, Royals baseball, embroidering tea towels, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family — especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Staab and wife, Sue, Hays, and Frank Staab, Eldon, Mo.; a daughter, Elaine Werth and husband, Kenneth, Schoenchen; a stepson, Gary Walters and wife, Alice, Hays; four stepdaughters, Doris Dinkel, Hays, Rozine Lambertson and husband, Harry, Hays, Barb McCauley, Topeka, and Debbie Bohm and husband, Tom, Hays; nine grandchildren, Kevin Werth and wife, Patty, Hays, Mark Werth and wife, Simone, Hays, Glenn Werth and wife, Terri, Overland Park, Keith Staab and wife, Diane, College Station, Texas, Kirk Staab and wife, Jan, Irving, Texas, Craig Staab and wife, Freda, Leoti, Charla Heaton and husband, Ashley, Hays, Sami Johnson, Chicago, and Wendy Poulsen, Columbia, Mo.; 10 great-grandchildren, Brittany Werth, Brandon Werth, Bill Werth, Jeremy Werth, Kaden Staab, Kyler Staab, Cody Staab, Aaron Staab, Kiersten Heaton, Allison Heaton, Cameron Werth and wife, Jennifer, and Leighton Werth; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Frances Schmidt, Long Island, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Randall Werth; a great-grandchildren, Michael Werth; a daughter-in-law, Donna Staab; and a sister, Wilma Augustine.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Catherine Cemetery, Catharine.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 until 9:45 a.m. Thursday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine.
A parish vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Masses or St. Catherine Church.
Condolences can be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com.