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Margaret "Jody" Obholz

March 6, 2018

Margaret JoAnn "Jody" Obholz, age 61, of Hays, Kansas passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in Hays. She was born September 17, 1956 in McCook, Nebraska to Louis and Agnes (Holeb) Pettera. On June 4, 1983 she married John Obholz in Herndon, Kansas.

Jody was a LPN earning her degree from Colby Community College. Her career started in Atwood, Kansas and included VA Hospitals in Reno, Nevada and Topeka, Kansas as well as nursing homes in Victoria and the Good Samaritan Society in Hays. Jody enjoyed reading, watching old movies, gardening and yardwork. She also enjoyed Christmas decorating and making embroided tea towels as gifts.

She is survived by her husband, John of Hays; a son, Lucas John Obholz of Hays; a daughter, Katherine Raye Obholz of Hays; a brother, Larry Pettera of McCook, Nebraska and a sister, Sharmine Schingle of Vail, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 2:30 PM with a rosary prior to the service on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Cline's-Keithley Mortuary 1919 E 22nd Hays, KS 67601.

Visitation will be Saturday 1 PM until service time at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (

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