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Melvina Walters

September 20, 2017

    Catharine, Kansas - Melvina Walters, age 93, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas. She was born June 16, 1924, on the family farm north east of Catharine, Kansas to Leo and Ida (Polifka) Walter.

She was a homemaker and worked at Travenol Labs. for 16 years.   She attended school in Catharine.  She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church and St. Catherine Christian Mothers/ Altar Society.  Melvina lived her last year on the family farm at Catharine, with her niece, Pam and her husband Will and family.  She enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting, embroidering and being independent for herself.

Survivors include two brothers, Leo A. Walter and wife, Jean, Hays, KS; Melvin R. Walters, Tulsa, OK; one sister-in-law, Sophia Walters, Victoria, KS; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ralph Walter; two sisters, Bertha Pfeifer and husband, Willie; Edna Schumacher and husband, Richard; two sisters-in-law, Betty Walter and Ellen Walters.

Services are 10:00 A.M. Saturday, September 23, 2017, at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Catharine, Kansas. Burial in St., Catherine Cemetery, Catharine, Kansas.

Visitation is from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Saturday, at the St. Catherine Catholic Church.  Memorial to St. Catherine Catholic Church, Catharine, Kansas.  

Services are entrusted to Clines-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601.  Condolences can be left by guestbook at or can be sent via e-mail to


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