Phyllis Ann Rueschhoff

Phyllis Ann Rueschhoff, 79, Hays, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 16, 1941, northeast of Grinnell to Stephen and Betty (Halbleib) Broeckelman. She was a 1959 graduate of Grinnell High School, and attended one year of college at Marymount College in Salina.

She married Day Rueschhoff on July 9, 1960. They were married 35 years before he preceded her in death May 18, 1996. She was a full time homemaker. Later, she taught piano lessons as well as worked as a florist and seamstress.

While living in Angelus, she was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, St. Paul Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella. After moving to Hays in 2001, she became a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays.

She enjoyed gardening and canning.

Survivors include a son, Darren Rueschhoff and wife, Angel, Hays; daughters, Stephanie Matteson and husband, Brad, Inkster, N.D., Melanie Moeder, Hays, Deb Bickford, Olathe, and Dayna Krannawitter and husband, Brian, Lincoln, Neb.; a brother; Lee Broeckelman and wife, Barb, Grinnell; three sisters, Joan Ostmeyer and husband, Rick, Lois Stafford and husband, Don, all of Hays, and Barb Dayvault, Sacramento, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, Ashley Renfrow (Dakota), Andy Moeder (Whitney), Trey Moeder (Alyssa), Skylin Day (Dustin), Keyston Moeder, Lauren Bickford (fiancé Frank Fuentes), Connor Bickford, Tyler Rueschhoff, Jace Rueschhoff, Abby Rueschhoff, Taryn Rueschhoff, and Cole Krannawitter; nine great-grandchildren; Dayson, Ryalin, Mayci, Brooke, Lydia, Gage, Kinslee, Kori, and Karsyn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Jerad Bickford; and two sisters, Edith Broeckelman and Judy Brull.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Angelus; burial in St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601 and from 9::30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church in Angelus.

A vigil/rosary will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Church or Hays Good Samaritan Society, in care of the funeral home. Condolences can be sent to the family at

Published on September 30, 2020