Rural 07


Albina Befort

April 21, 2018

Albina Befort, age 94, of Hays, Kansas passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society, Hays. She was born November 4, 1923 in Ellis County, Kansas to John and Clara (Boxler) Pfeifer. She graduated from Ellis High School. On July 2, 1945 she married Edmund Befort.

Albina was a schoolteacher after graduating from high school in 1941 until her marriage to Edmund in 1945. She then became a homemaker and farm wife. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren playing cards and hide and seek.

She is survived by her husband, Edmund of Hays; three sons, Albert Befort of Shawnee, OK, Thomas Befort and wife Connie of Wichita, KS and Peter Befort and wife Amy of Hays; two daughters, Marilyn Billinger and husband Robert of Victoria and Mary Beth Hanway of Claremont, CA; nine grandchildren, Kenny, Andrea, Max, Marissa, Michael, Amanda, Darren, Kurt and Larissa and 10 great grandchildren, Julian, Brooklyn, Alexus, Brianna, Olivia, Claire, Raegan, Karley, Parker and Halle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, John James Befort and Joseph Befort; a grandson, Logan Befort; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Befort; a son-in-law, Derek Hanway; three brothers, Ben, Elmer and John Pfeifer and five sisters, Ceverina Fross, Mary Ealdon, Irene Urban, Kay Leiker and Helen Befort.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday, April 27, 2018 at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601. Burial will follow in the Mt. Allen Cemetery, Hays.

Visitation will be Thursday 5 PM - 8 PM and Friday 9:30 AM until service time all at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice at Hays Medical Center.

Condolences may be left by guest book at or by email at

© 2018 Keithley Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS