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Berdena (Dena) (Hildebrand) Legere

September 28, 1925 ~ May 4, 2018 (age 92)

Berdena (Dena) Legere, 92, Hays, formerly of Graham Co., KS, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018.

Dena was born on September 28, 1925 to August and Annie (Keith) Hildebrand; and was a retired school teacher and accomplished quilter.

She married Don Legere on October 19, 1946 in Hill City, KS; he preceded her in death, along with her parents; son-in-law, Rodney Yost; 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Survivors include five daughters, their spouses, and families; Becky and Doug Stites of Ellis, Rhonda Yost of Salina, Nancy and Roger Harman of Hays, Donna and Greg Seibel of Emporia, and Mary and Ken Neely of Derby; nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

A family graveside service was held at the Hill City Cemetery where she was laid to rest beside her husband of 61 years.

Memorial contributions are suggested to a cancer research organization of your choice.

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