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Lila Klein

1934 ~ 2019 (age 85)


Lila Mae (Sander) Klein – age 85, from Wichita, Kansas died Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Via Christi Village Care Center in Wichita, Kansas.  She was born February 11, 1934, in Pfeifer, Kansas to John P. and Eva (Braun) Sander.  She married Elmer J. Klein on April 18, 1953, at Victoria, Kansas.

Lila was a homemaker and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Wichita, Kansas.  She grew up in Pfeifer, Kansas, attended the Pfeifer Grade School and was a 1952 graduate of Victoria High School.  She enjoyed gardening, crafts, baking  and cooking, and spending time with family and all of her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer J. Klein, of the home; two sons, Ronald Klein and Randall Klein, both of Wichita, KS; four daughters, Joan Green, Cindy Reyes, Roseanne Klein, Gaylee Aipperspach and husband Alan, all of Wichita, KS; one brother, Father Reginald Sander O.S.B., Tarkio, MO;  one sister, Velma Batchelder, Reno, NV; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; eight brothers, Eugene, Msgr. Edward J. Sander, Adolph, Edgar, Elmer, Virgil, Ralph, and Arthur Sander; five sisters, Sister Evelyn Sander, Sophia Meier, Florina Dome, Leona Klein, and Angela Basgall.

Services are 10:00 A.M. Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in  Pfeifer, Kansas.  Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Pfeifer, Kansas.

A vigil service and rosary will be at 7:30 P. M. Wednesday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays.

Visitation is from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Wednesday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays and from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Thursday, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pfeifer, Kansas.

The family suggests memorials to Holy Cross Charities, INC.  Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.  Condolences can be sent via e-mail to or can be left by guestbook at

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Funeral Service
September 19, 2019

10:00 AM
Holy Cross Catholic Church (Kansas)

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