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Nelda Prewo

April 15, 2019

Nelda Gayle (Heinz) Prewo – age 66 of Hays, Kansas died April 15, 2019, at her home in Hays, Kansas. She was born September 29, 1952, at Scott City, Kansas to Lyle and Mildred (Lewis) Heinz.  She married Michael E. Prewo on November 29, 1980 at Hays, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on December 13, 2002. 

She worked at Stanion Wholesale Electric in Hays for 28 years and retired in 2000.Nelda grew up in Dighton, Kansas and attended Dighton Elementary School.  She was  a 1970 graduate of Dighton High School and attended two years at Salt City Business School in Hutchinson, Kansas receiving her degree in accounting and computer programing.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays, Kansas.  She enjoyed sewing, doing crafts, gardening, sports activities including KU, Kansas State, Fort Hays State University and tailgating.

Survivors include one brother, Bryce Heinz and wife, Marilyn, Park City, KS; one sister-in-law, Kathy (Neill) Heinz, Bella Vista, AR; seven nephews and nieces; 14 great nephews and great nieces; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, two brothers, Roger Heinz and Gary Heinz.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 215 West 13th Street, Hays, Kansas.  Burial was held at Grainfield Cemetery, Grainfield, Kansas.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Saturday, at St, Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, Kansas.

Memorial to the Hays Big Brothers and Big Sisters Youth Organization.

Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas.

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