Mildred M. Hance, 96, Hays, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Via Christi Village in Hays.

She was born July 19, 1923, in Logan to John and Martha (Vielguth) Wallgren. She received her basic education at the Rural Brown School south of Logan and was a 1941 graduate of Webster High School.

She married John W. Hance. She was a school teacher, cook at Fort Hays State University and a dietician at the Hadley Hospital cafeteria until her retirement.

She attended the Church of the Nazarene in Hays and throughout the years was a faithful Christian in word, deed and life. Her life was a demonstration of a living faith and an utmost confidence in God, trusting His divine leadership in many of the trying experiences of life.

She enjoyed fishing, garage sales, completing crossword puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Fross and husband John “Cooke”, Hays; two great-grandchildren, Hayley Gottschalk and husband, Derek, Gorham, and Tyler Fross and wife, Justine, Pratt; and five great-great- grandchildren, Skylar Anderson, Leigha Anderson, Lilly Fross, Oliver Fross, and Clark Fross.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Monty Fross; two brothers, Calvin Wallgren and Junior Wallgren; six sisters, Alpha McCue, Hazel Schooler, Gladys McCombs, Ann Nelson, Louise Nelson, and Inez Walters; and many other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the ARC of Central Plains Thrift Shop in care of the funeral home.

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