Janice Kathleen “Jan” (Stoecklein) Witthuhn, 68, Hays, died Friday, June 7, 2019 at HaysMed.

She was born May 25, 1951 in Hays to Earl and Vada (Leiker) Stoecklein.

She graduated from Ness City High School in 1969.

She married L. Van Witthuhn on June 5, 1971 in Ness City. They recently celebrated 48 “glorious” years of marriage.

She was an accountant for McCall Pattern Co., Manhattan, and Hadley Hospital, Hays, and the accountant and property manager for Countryside, Hays, retiring in 1998.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a volunteer at the HaysMed Gift Shop, and enjoyed flowers, traveling and golfing. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren and watching her grandchildren’s sporting events.

Survivors include her husband, Van, Hays; her parents, Earl and Vada Stoecklein, Ness City; two daughters, Renae Willey and husband, Mark, Abilene, and Dana Schumacher and husband, Chris, Hays; two brothers, Lester Stoecklein and wife, Jane, Ness City, and Eldon Stoecklein and wife, Mary, Hays; four sisters, Peggy Knotts and husband, Alan, Ness City, Diane Power and husband, Bob, Salina, Joyce Roberts, Holly Springs, N.C., and Nancy Pfannenstiel and husband, Scott, Ness City; four grandchildren, Marcus and Hannah Willey, Abilene, and Gavin and Griffin Schumacher, Hays; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the HaysMed Foundation or to Thomas More Prep-Marian High School.

Condolences and memories may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com.