Verlene Marie Ochs, 87, Grainfield, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Gove County Medical Center Long Term Care Facility.


She was born June 15, 1933, to George Harold and Odella (Marcotte) Deges. She attended country school in Grainfield.


She married Roy Ochs Jr. on Aug. 31, 1954, at Saint Agnes Catholic Church. He preceded her in death Sept. of 2014.


Survivors include a son, Ron Ochs, Quinter; three daughters, Dee Foster, Grainfield, Dar Hickert, Hays, and Connie Rupp, Tribune; three brothers, Elmer Deges, Leon Deges, and Eugene Deges; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.


Due to concerns involving COVID-19, a private family service was held Aug. 1, with burial following in Grainfield Cemetery.


Memorials are suggested to Grainfield American Legion Auxiliary or Gove County Medical Center Long Term Care facility in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter.


Condolences can be sent to the family at schmittfuneral.com