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Carma Chrisler

October 7, 2019

Carma Lea Chrisler – age 58, of Hays, Kansas died Monday, October 7, 2019, at her home.  She was born September 24, 1961, in Hays, Kansas to James E. and Theresa (Dinkel) Giebler.  She married Chris Chrisler on November 13, 1982, in Hays, Kansas.

She was a histotechnologist for Quest Laboratory in Hays for 38 years starting at Hays Pathology Laboratory.  She grew up in Hays, and was a 1979 graduate of Hays High School and attended Emporia State University.  She played volleyball and basketball in high school and college.  She enjoyed collecting antiques and Coca-Cola items, fishing, the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals, KU basketball, trips with her sisters, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Chris Chrisler, of the home; two sons, Brady Vitztum-Chrisler and husband, Lucas, Lenexa, KS; Brett Chrisler, Lawrence, KS; one daughter, Bailee Chrisler, Hays, KS;  three brothers, Greg Giebler and wife, Laura, Esterville, IA;  Steve Giebler and wife, Debbie, Great Bend, KS; James A. Giebler and wife, Stacy, Westerville, OH; four sisters, Sheila Neuburger, Lawrence, KS; Pam Diehl and husband, Steve, Wichita, KS; Rebecca Deatherage and husband, David, Russell, KS; Deborah Fall and husband, Scott, Hays, KS; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dale and Jean Chrisler, Oakley, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 18 & Vine, Hays, Kansas.

A vigil service and rosary will be at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 18 & Vine, Hays, Kansas, 67601.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and from 9:00 to 9:45 A.M. Thursday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Hays Medical Center or the Dreiling Schmidt Cancer Center. 

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