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Eleanor M. SchippersJanuary 15, 2018
Victoria, Kansas – Eleanor M. Schippers, age 92, died Monday, January 15, 2018, at Via Christi Village Care Center, Hays, Kansas. She was born December 15,1925, on the farm south of Victoria, Kansas to Frank H. and Anna B. (Reichert) Schippers.
She worked at Kansas Producers Gas for over 30 years and worked at the Victoria Coop Elevator for 20 years with her father. She was a member of The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Daughters of Isabella, Christian Mothers Altar Society, Life Member of V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary all of Victoria. She served on the St. Fidelis Parish Council, The Die Herzoger Genealogy Committee, and was an Eucharistic Minister.
Eleanor was Past Regent, Past State Regent and served on many committees for the Daughters of Isabella and the Dioceses of Salina. She was a member of the E S A Sorority, Ellis County Historical Society, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Local Sunflower Chapter of Germans from Russia, Oktoberfest of Germans, National Orphan Train Complex and served on the committee for the Ellis County Oktoberfest for over 25 years. She was a 1944 graduate of Victoria High School and attended Marymount College in Salina, Kansas.
Survivors include one sister-in-law, Rosalyn Schippers, Hays, KS; two nephews, Gerald Schippers and wife, Darlene, Hays, KS; Anthony “Tony” Schippers and wife, Vickie, Hays, KS; one niece, Theresa Brown, Hutchinson, KS; one niece-in-law, Karla Davignon and husband, Lynn, Ellis, KS; 11 great nephews and nieces, Susan Meyers (Brad), Sarah Hagen, Simon Schippers and Teri Fowler, Becky Hickert (Tim), Jeni Parks (Dustin), Nathan Schippers, (Amber), Logan Brown (Lyndsey), Chelsea Brown, Hannah Werth (Kyle), Colby Schippers (Lacey) Ryan Schippers; 20 great great nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Francis Schippers and Gilbert Schippers; one nephew, Mike Schippers and one niece, Mary Schippers.
Services are at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas. Burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria, Kansas.
A vigil service is at 6:30 P.M. Friday, followed by a Daughters of Isabella / Christian Mothers and V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Service at 7:00 P.M. Friday, all at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main Street, Victoria, Kansas 67671.
Visitation is from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Friday and from 10:00 to 10:45 A.M. Saturday,
all at Cline’s Mortuary, Victoria, Kansas.
Memorials to The Basilica of St. Fidelis.
Condolences can be left by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.