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Roberta Ann "Bert" Brewer

February 10, 2018

Roberta Ann “Bert” Brewer, age 92, of Hays, Kansas died Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society of Hays.  She was born December 28, 1925, in Erick, Oklahoma to William C. and Maude Louise (Brooks) Theimer.  She married Max Ellis Brewer on May 29, 1949, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

She was a 1st grade teacher at Johnson, Kansas from 1962 until she retired in 1987. She was named Teacher of the Year during her years at Johnson.  She started out teaching High School and then teaching Kindergarten in Moscow, Kansas for a few years.  Then moved to Colby, Kansas in 1991 and moved to Hays, Kansas in 2003.

She grew up in Erick, Oklahoma then moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and was a graduate of the new North East High School.  She was a 1947 graduate from Oklahoma College for Women with degrees in Psychology, Philosophy and a Lifetime Teaching Certificate K-12.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hays, Kansas and was a Sunday School Teacher for over 55 years during her years in the Methodist Church.  She was very active with Special Olympics, food banks, the Senior Center, volunteering at the museum and hospital and loved gardening. She published her book, “Psalms for the Millennium and Wee Words of Wisdom” in 2000.

Survivors include her husband, Max Brewer, Hays, KS; two daughters, Kathie Burnett and husband, David, Corinth, TX; Kristie Cox and husband, Rich, DeSoto, KS; four grandchildren, Leslie Schmidt and husband, Tyson, Lindsey Bailey and husband, Mitch, Matt Burnett, Amy Burnett; six great grandchildren, Rylee, Kaden and Madison Schmidt; Quinn, Keira and Elias Bailey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Dr. William Charles Theimer Jr. and James Edward Theimer; and great granddaughter, Aliah Marie Bailey.

Memorial Services are at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at The First United Methodist Church, Hays, Kansas with Pastor Mike Rose Officiating.  Inurnment will be at a later date in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Memorial to The First United Methodist Church.

Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601. 


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