Maxine Lena Diederich, age 79, of Hays, Kansas passed away July 18, 2018 in Hays. She was born November 27, 1938 in Damar, KS to Victor and Cecilia (Benoit) Simoneau. On June 24, 1961 she married Carl Francis Diederich in Damar, Kansas. He preceded her in death June 5, 1999.
Maxine was a registered Nurse for over 30 years. Her career included the Norton County Hospital in Norton, Kansas, Logan Manor, Logan, Kansas and St. Anthony Hospital in Hays as well as also working with the ambulance service in Logan. She was also a long time volunteer for the Hays Community Assistance Center. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hays.
She is survived by two sons, Dave Diederich of Manhattan, KS and John Diederich and wife Cindy of Wamego, KS; two daughters, Debra Honeyman and husband Mark of Auburn, KS and Chris Gottschalk and husband Kevin of Hays; two brothers, Jed Simoneau and wife Rose of Cody, WY and Dennis Simoneau of Denver, CO; four sisters, Eileen Pekarek and husband Larry of Topeka, KS, Jeanice Diederich of Amarillo, TX, Phyllis Simoneau of Denver and Angie Steele of Denver; seven grandchildren, Kyle and wife Jessi, Kurtis and wife Delana, Kelsee and husband Gary, Kaylor, Madison, Mallory and Mason as well as three great grandchildren, Kaden, Aubrey and Klaire.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Randy Diederich; and five brothers, Alcid, Marvin, Ronald, Jerome and Clifford Simoneau.
Funeral services will be 10 AM Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 1805 Vine, Hays, KS. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.
Visitation will be Monday, July 23, 2018 from 4 PM – 8 PM and Tuesday 9 AM – 9:30 AM; both at Brock’s Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.
A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be Monday at 6:45 PM followed by a parish vigil service all at the funeral chapel in Hays.
Memorial contributions are suggested to TMP-Marian High School or the IHMC Building Fund.
Condolences may be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.