Estella (Schippers) Kuhn, 81, Victoria, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at her home.

She was born June 22, 1938, in Hays to John M. and Anna C. (Kippes) Schippers. She was raised on the Schippers home place east of Victoria, attended Victoria Grade School, and was a 1956 graduate of Victoria High School.

She married Francis J. “Frank” Kuhn on April 19, 1958, in Victoria. He preceded her in death Oct. 10, 2004. She was a homemaker, worked at Joe Roth Accounting in Victoria, Travenol Labs in Hays for 20 years, and Victoria Clinic until she retired at the age of 75.

She was a member of The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Daughters of Isabella, Christian Mothers, and a eucharistic minister. She was in charge of the Third Ages Ministries and the funeral dinner committee for the parish for 15 years.

Survivors include two sons, Francis "Buddy” Kuhn, Wichita, and Curtis Kuhn and wife, Rochelle, Victoria; two daughters, Rose Ann Dreiling and husband, Cletus J. and Brenda Dreiling and husband, Frank, all of Victoria; a brother, Paul Schippers, Victoria; three sisters, Sister Mary Ann Schippers C.S.A., Fond du Lac, Wis., Lucy Baier and Lillian Leiker, both of Hays; three sisters-in-law, Armella Schippers, Overland Park, Joann Schippers, Springfield, Mo., and Marietta Schippers-Lies, Wichita; 10 grandchildren, Tyler Dreiling and wife, Tricia, Aubrey Jones and husband, John, Chelsey Dreiling, Natasha Hammerschmidt and husband, Cory, Preston Dreiling and wife, Tianna, Tyson Dreiling and wife, Molly, Brooklynn Kuhn, Kaylee Kuhn, Rachel Kuhn, Cale Kuhn; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Herman, George, John, Lawrence, Arthur and Norman Schippers; and a great-grandson, Stephan Dreiling.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Basilica of St. Fidelis and from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671.

A vigil/rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, with the Daughters of Isabella, Christian Mothers, and Class of 1956, joining at the Basilica.

Memorials are suggested to The Basilica of St. Fidelis, in care of the mortuary.

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