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Elizabeth "Betty" Legleiter

March 13, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" Legleiter, age 86, of Hays, Kansas passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Via Christi Village, Hays. She was born July 1, 1932 in Schoenchen, Kansas to Martin and Julia (Kronewitter) Dreher. She married Gerald H. Legleiter on September 1, 1952 in Schoenchen. He preceded her in death March 10, 2010.

Betty was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Hays. She enjoyed cooking, reading, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren. Her faith was also important to her.

She is survived by four sons, Neil Legleiter and wife Patty of Hays, Gerald Legleiter Jr. and Kathy McGinnis of Hays, Mark Legleiter and wife Kelly of Topeka and Patrick Legleiter and wife Tammy of Hays; a daughter, Diantha Doyle and husband Stuart of Kearney, MO; five grandchildren, Brett Doyle, Melissa Jensen, Nathan Legleiter, Conner Legleiter and Dylan Legleiter and four great grandchildren, Brandon Doyle, Breanna Doyle, Cuylar Jensen and Sofie Jensen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Thobald Dreher, Frank Dreher, Sylvester “Fess” Dreher, Seraphine Dreher, Sylvanus “Lefty” Dreher and Wendelin "Lynn" Dreher as well as two sisters, Mary Rose Legleiter, Mathilda “Tillie” Braun.

Funeral services will be 10 AM Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday 4 PM – 8 PM and Saturday 9 AM 9:30 AM at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 2509 Vine St., Hays, KS 67601.

A combined parish vigil and rosary service will be Friday at 7 PM at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph’s Church or Via Christi Village.

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