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Mary Frances Dreiling

March 22, 2018

Mary Frances Dreiling, age 97, of Victoria, Kansas died Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Via Christi Village Care Center in Hays, Kansas.  She was born October 7, 1920, in Catharine, Kansas, to Adam J. and Anna (Polifka) Walters.  She married Elmer J. Dreiling on May 8, 1946, at Victoria, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on September 16, 1967.

She was homemaker and a cook for U.S.D. #432 for 6 years from 1968 to 1975 and then cooked at Hays Medical Center for 15 years and retired in 1991.  She was a member of The Basilica of St. Fidelis, St. Fidelis Christian Mothers, St. Fidelis Daughters of Isabella and V.F.W. Post No. 1751 Ladies Auxiliary all of Victoria, Kansas.  She worked on the St. Fidelis Funeral Committee and Victoria Senior Center Meals on Wheels.  She attended the HMC Health Improvement Center for 11years, loved her family, card clubs,  traveling, her grandchildren’s sports and other activities; but most of all Mary Frances knew how to make people laugh with her witty sense of humor.

Survivors include, one son, Rick Dreiling, Wichita, KS; and Eileen Dreiling, Augusta, KS; four daughters, Judy Hoskins and husband, Bruce, Wheaton, IL; Patty Dreiling and husband, Kenneth, Victoria, KS; Kathy Johnson and husband, Jay, Aurora, CO; Bobbie Schippers and husband, John, Hays, KS; one brother, Kenneth Walters, and wife, Linda, Bend, OR; three sisters, Dorothy Goetz, Hays, KS; Roseanne Augustine, Manhattan, KS; Eileen Leiker and husband, Wilfred, Hays, KS; one sister-in-law, Leona Walters, Dallas, TX; 11 grandchildren, Shane Dreiling (Mona), Jill Windholz (Ken), Brett Dreiling (Heidi), Garett Johnson (Molly), Molly Molinaro (Scott), Hanna Dreiling, Heidi Dreiling, Harrison Dreiling, Chase Schippers (Lindsay) Sophia Sanders (Jay), Pierce  Schippers and fiancée (Kate Dickinson); 11 great grandchildren; and one step great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one granddaughter, Heather Dreiling; four brothers, Ernest Walters, Harold Walters and wife, Ida, Irvin Walters and wife, Clara, Bill Walters and wife, Barbara; two brothers-in-law, Paul Goetz and Marvin Augustine.

Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 26, 2018, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas.  Burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria, Kansas.

A vigil service will be at 7:00 P.M. Sunday, followed by a Victoria V.F.W. Auxiliary memorial service and rosary with the St. Fidelis Christian Mothers and St. Fidelis Daughters of Isabella all at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Sunday, and from 10:00 to 11:00 Monday, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas.

The family suggest memorials to The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas.

Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main Street, Victoria Kansas 67671.  

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