Imelda D. “Millie” Flax, 82, Hays, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Brookdale Senior Living in Hays.

She was born Oct. 9, 1936, in Hays to Isidore and Lidwina (Younker) Kreutzer. She was a 1954 graduate of Hays High School.

She married Frank W. Flax on April 26, 1955, in Hyacinth. They celebrated over 50 years of marriage before he preceded her in death July 9, 2005. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella Circle No. 254 and a member of the Sunflower Polka Club.

She enjoyed sewing and she often commented that dancing was her joy in life.

Survivors include three sons, Ron Flax and wife, Rhonda, Hays, Wayne Flax and wife, Janet, Fort Collins, Colo., and Allen Flax, Mesa, Ariz.; six daughters, Melinda Dreiling and husband, Joel, Hays, Joan Youmans and husband, Bill, Centennial, Colo., Lucy Hutchison and husband, Craig, Hays, Rebecca Ginther and husband Clay, Dodge City, Tammie Macari and husband, Barney, Wichita, and Laura Hertel and husband, John, Hays; a brother, Leroy Kreutzer and wife, Sandy, Hays; a sister; Firma Pfannenstiel, WaKeeney; a sister-in-law, Judy Kreutzer, Russell; 21 grandchildren, Lucas Flax and wife, Amanda, Jeremy Dreiling and wife, Amy, Jennifer Werth and husband, James, Nathan Flax and wife, Tori, Jay Dreiling, Mandi Garrett and husband, Justin, Nicholas Ginther and fiancé Raia, Marc Hertel and wife, Katy, Kelsey Burgess and husband, Nathan, Elizabeth Bolmer and husband, Matthew, Shawn Hutchison, Landon Flax and wife, Sarah, Kylie Youmans, Joshua Ginther and wife, Hayley, Jarrod Flax and wife, Brianna, Jill Schlegel and husband, Jake, Brett Hertel, Madison Macari, Alison Macari, Tara Hertel, and Jordan Flax; 17 great-grandchildren, Preston Palmer, Laine, Emerson and Hadleigh Werth, Maddix Randa, Xavier Flax, Porter and Lexen Garrett, Reese Owens, Mary-Kate Hertel, Kinley and Kyron Burgess, Allie, Jacob, and Penelope Bolmer, Collins Flax, and Daniel Ginther.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Anna Sanders and husband, Linus, Alice Nemechek and husband, Leo, Verla Staab and husband, Roger, and Neola Schmidtberger and husband, Robert; an infant sister, Viola Kreutzer; three brothers, Marvin Kreutzer, Kenneth Kreutzer; and an infant brother, Leroy Kreutzer.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, both at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 6 p.m. Monday, followed by a vigil at 7 p.m., both at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church remodeling fund.

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