Velma LaVerne Kraft, 85, Great Bend, formerly of Hays, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 9, 1933, in Holyrood to James and Mary (Brejcha) Kraft.

She was a bookkeeper and secretary at Phillips Oil prior to retirement.

She was involved in politics and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Holyrood.

She enjoyed her horses, dogs and spending time with her family.

Survivors include a daughter, Paula Robinson, Larned; two grandchildren, John Robinson and Lindsay Penka and husband, Tap, all of Hoisington; and two great-grandchildren, Blair Penka and Merritt Penka, both of Hoisington.

She was preceded in death by a son, Marc F. Zwenger; and a brother, George Kraft.

Services were Monday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend; inurnment in Palacky Cemetery, Holyrood.

Memorials are suggested to Golden Belt Humane Society or Wounded Warrior Project in care of the funeral home.

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