Laura J. Ostrom, 72, Hays, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 19, 1947, in Hays to Oliver J. and Mary (Breit) Weber. She graduated from Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and attended Fort Hays State University. She received a degree in computer data programming from NCK-Tech.

She married Stephen F. Ostrom on Nov. 17, 1979, in Hays. She was a switchboard operator for St. Anthony Hospital, a receptionist for Dr. Hagler in Hays, a bookkeeper at John Hessian Nissan in Hays, worked in medical records at St. John’s of Hays, and worked in the kitchen at Hays Good Samaritan.

She was a member of St. Michael Episcopal Church, the Eagles Lodge, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

She enjoyed playing bingo, gambling trips to Topeka, growing lilies, peonies and hostas, playing cards, and traveling.

Survivors include her husband of the home in Hays, two sons, James Ostrom and Keith Ostrom and wife, Jessica, all of Hays; a daughter; Theresia Ostrom and her partner, Thomas Adams III., Spavinaw, Okla.; a brother, Oliver “Butch” Weber Jr. and wife, Phyllis, Summerfield, Fla.; a sister, Theresia Weber-Stevens and husband, Paul, Lawrence; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

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

Memorials are suggested to VFW Auxiliary or Autism Speaks in care of the funeral home. Condolences can be sent at