Rose Ann Giebler, 88, Hays, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Via Christi Village in Hays.

She was born Feb. 25, 1931, in Antonino to Mike and Mary (Stecklein) Befort.

She married Charles V. “Chuck” Giebler on May 16, 1953, in Hays, and they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last year. She was a homemaker and co-owner of two businesses with her husband, Centennial Carpets and the Putt-Putt Golf Course.

She was a member of the St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, and was a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She enjoyed Easter egg hunts with her grandchildren, working Saturday nights at the Putt-Putt golf course with her husband, and sewing wedding dresses for family and friends.

She enjoyed gardening, yard work, and traveling with her husband.

Survivors include her husband, Hays, two sons, Charles Giebler and wife, Carla, Hays, and Kevin Giebler and wife, Sue Ann, Dallas; a daughter, Wanda Rohr and husband, Mike, Hays; a brother, Jim Befort and wife, Esther, Broomfield, Colo.; a sister, Dorothy Gottschalk, Hays; five grandchildren, Christa Weigel and fiancé, Josh Beiker, Jason Dreiling and wife, Christina, Curtis Giebler and wife, Natasha, Alex Giebler, and Kate Giebler; two great-grandchildren; Harper and Avery Dreiling; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers; eight brothers, Albinus, Robert, Bill, Ralph, George, Adam, Harry, and Mike Befort, and six sisters, Sister Firmina Befort, Ida Gross, Esther Riedel, Mary Leiker, Helen Weaver, and Oliva Legleiter.

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

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

A vigil/rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church or St. John Chapel at Via Christi Village in care of the funeral home.

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