Eleanor M. Schippers, 92, Victoria, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Via Christi Village Care Center, Hays.
She was born Dec. 15,1925, on the farm south of Victoria to Frank H. and Anna B. (Reichert) Schippers. She was a 1944 graduate of Victoria High School and attended Marymount College in Salina.
She worked at Kansas Producers Gas for more than 30 years and worked at the Victoria Co-op Elevator for 20 years with her father.
She was a member of the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Daughters of Isabella, Christian Mothers Altar Society, Life Member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary, all of Victoria. She served on the St. Fidelis Parish Council, the Die Herzoger Genealogy Committee, and was an Eucharistic minister. She was a past Regent, past state Regent and served on many committees for the Daughters of Isabella and the Dioceses of Salina. She was a member of the ESA sorority, Ellis County Historical Society, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Local Sunflower Chapter of Germans from Russia, Oktoberfest of Germans, National Orphan Train Complex and served on the committee for the Ellis County Oktoberfest for over 25 years.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Rosalyn Schippers, Hays; two nephews, Gerald Schippers and wife, Darlene, Hays, and Anthony “Tony” Schippers and wife, Vickie, Hays; a niece, Theresa Brown, Hutchinson; a niece-in-law, Karla Davignon and husband, Lynn, Ellis; 11 great-nephews and nieces, Susan Meyers (Brad), Sarah Hagen, Simon Schippers and Teri Fowler, Becky Hickert (Tim), Jeni Parks (Dustin), Nathan Schippers, (Amber), Logan Brown (Lyndsey), Chelsea Brown, Hannah Werth (Kyle), Colby Schippers (Lacey) Ryan Schippers; and 20 great-great-nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Francis Schippers and Gilbert Schippers; a nephew, Mike Schippers; and a niece, Mary Schippers.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, both at Cline’s Mortuary, Victoria.
A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a Daughters of Isabella/Christian Mothers and VFW Ladies Auxiliary memorial service at 7 p.m., all at the mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to the Basilica of St. Fidelis.
Condolences can be left by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or can be sent via email to email@example.com.