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Marietta Quint, of Hays, KS, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Hays Medical Center at the age of 89. Marietta was born on September 8, 1928 in Hays to Jacob and Victoria (Befort) Herklotz. She attended and graduated from Girls Catholic High School in Hays. She then attended Marymount College in Salina, KS where she studied teaching and earned her Bachelor’s degree.
Marietta married Virgil J. Quint on October 25, 1958 in Hays. He preceded her in death on October 20, 2007. While raising her family, Marietta taught English and Journalism at Victoria High School. With her students, she published the school yearbook and newspaper. She also was faculty advisor to the pep club and cheerleaders and directed the annual school play. She is fondly remembered by many of her students.
Marietta was involved in Daughters of Isabella for over 50 years. She held various leadership positions at both the local and state level. She served as Kansas State Regent twice and as State Secretary once.
In her later years, she volunteered at the Community Assistance Center in Hays. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery and quilting.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Quint of Hastings, Nebraska and Bernard Quint of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Anita Kjellerson and her husband David of Denver, Colorado and Ruth Wheeler and her husband John of Emporia, Kansas; four grandchildren, Ann Wempe and her husband Sean, Daniel Kjellerson, Emma Wheeler and Jacob Wheeler; sister, Irene “Anita” Pahule of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a nephew, Edward Pahule. She is preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband of almost 49 years, Virgil J. Quint; two sisters, Agnes and Joanna Herklotz and a brother, Edward Herklotz.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 201 W. 13th St., Hays, KS 67601. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 6-8:00 PM and Friday from 9-9:45 AM at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 2509 Vine St., Hays, KS.
A Daughters of Isabella rosary service will be Thursday at 6 PM followed by a parish vigil at 6:30 PM all at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to TMP. Donations can be left or mailed to the funeral home.
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