Margaret JoAnn "Jody" Obholz, 61, Hays, died Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Hays.

She was born Sept. 17, 1956, in McCook, Neb., to Louis and Agnes (Holeb) Pettera. She earned her nursing degree from Colby Community College.

She married John Obholz on June 4, 1983, in Herndon. She was a licensed practical nurse. Her career started in Atwood and included VA Hospitals in Reno, Nev., and Topeka, as well as nursing homes in Victoria and Good Samaritan Society in Hays.

She enjoyed reading, watching old movies, gardening, yard work, Christmas decorating and making embroided tea towels as gifts.

Survivors include her husband, Hays; a son, Lucas John Obholz, Hays; a daughter, Katherine Raye Obholz, Hays; a brother, Larry Pettera, McCook, Neb.; and a sister, Sharmine Schingle, Vail, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with a rosary prior to the service at Cline's-Keithley Mortuary, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service Saturday at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital ( in care of the mortuary.

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