Leona Walters, 98, Borger, Texas, formerly of Hays, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Caprock Nursing and Rehabilitation in Borger.
She was born Dec. 21, 1920, in Victoria to Anthony and Catherine “Katie” (Wiesner) Lang.
She married Ernest Walters on April 27, 1948 in Victoria. He preceded her in death March 29, 1956.
She worked at Good Samaritan Society of Hays, St. Anthony Hospital and the Hays Area Children’s Center. Prior to moving to Texas, she was a member of St. Joseph Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Dianne Wiedeman and husband, Jerry, Hays, Linda McDowell and husband, Rusty, Plainville, and Janet Slaton and husband, Mike, Fritch, Texas; a brother, George Lang, Hays; three sisters-in-law, Melinda Lang and Bertha Lang, both of Hays, and Dorothy Lang, Catharine; five grandchildren, Tammy Wierman and husband, Bill, Hays, Shannon Wiedeman and wife, Emily, Wadsworth, Ohio, Lance Wiedeman, Kansas City, Mo., Bryce McDowell and Brock McDowell and wife, Jill, all of Plainville; a stepgrandson, Stuart McDowell, Mulvane; 10 great-grandchildren, Travis Wierman, Shane, Ella, Evangeline and Sawyer Wiedeman, Bradyn, Brynlee, Mason and Caden McDowell and Jaxon McDowell; two great-stepdaughters, Brooke McDowell and boyfriend, Jon, and kids, Cooper and Thea and Mercedes McDowell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, a sister, Olivia Pfannenstiel and husband, Edward; four brothers, Clarence, Isadore, Anthony and Ralph; and a sister-in-law, Lenora Lang.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Severin Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, both at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.
A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.
Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Church or Masses, in care of the funeral chapel.
Condolences can be sent at ww.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.