Edna Lee Degenhardt, 88, Hays, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Hays Medical Center.
She was born April 16, 1930, in Wichita Falls, Texas to Roy and Ida (Barnett) Cantwell.
She married Fidelis “Dale” Degenhardt on Sept. 22, 1947, in Pfeifer. They celebrated more than 65 years of marriage before he preceded her in death July 16, 2013. She was a kitchen manager for the Hays VFW and American Legion and Hays Early Childhood Development. She also operated the thrift store named Second Hand Rose, and took care of the elderly.
She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and her local bridge club.
She enjoyed animals, playing cards, did devotions for many years and was very prayerful.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Rohr and husband, Larry, and Amy Degenhardt and husband, John Ziegler “Ziggy,” all of Hays; a sister; Faye Clifton, Granbury, Texas; two grandsons, Austin Rohr and wife, Amanda, and Aaron Rohr and wife, Sophie; a great-grandson; Axel Rohr; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and by two brothers and two sisters.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; inurnment will be at 2 p.m. in Holy Cross Cemetery, Pfeifer.
Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Humane Society of the High Plains or Hospice of HaysMed, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be left at www.haysmemorial.com