Eugenia Lucille Pfannenstiel, 91, Hays, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at Hays Good Samaritan Society.

She was born Sept. 24, 1927, in Copperas Cove, Texas to George and Delores (Helmecke) Deorsam. She was a graduate of Gatesville High School.

She married Henry Pfannenstiel on Nov. 12, 1945, in Munjor. She died on what would have been their 73rd wedding anniversary. He preceded her in death Oct. 5, 2015, just shy of their 70th wedding anniversary. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

She enjoyed Charlie Pride music, admired beauty and flowers, enjoyed gift giving for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she was always there when needed. She painted china, noticed details, was an antiques dealer, the family cook, and she possessed a great sense of humor and enjoyed life and everything in it. After many years of not allowing a pet in the home, she was smitten by her cat, Alex.

Survivors include three sons, Dennis Pfannenstiel and wife, Crystal, Port St. Lucie, Fla., Merle Pfannenstiel and wife, Romey, Garland, Texas, and Gary Pfannenstiel, Hays, five daughters, Audrey Herold and husband, Ron, Hays, Marsha Hupfer and husband, Dennis, Shawnee, and Brenda Kroeger, Karen Gilmore and husband, Louie, and Pamela Allen, all of Hays; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Louies, Carl Lee, and Raymond Deorsam; and four sisters, Tillie Kindler, Edna Haedge, Lillie Schaub and Irene Phillips.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of HaysMed or Hays Good Samaritan Society, in care of the funeral home. Condolences can be left at