Theresa Marie (Dinkel) Giebler, age 86 of Hays, Kansas passed on April 25, 2019 at Hays Medical Center. She was born July 24, 1932 in Emmeram,KS the oldest of ten children, to Anthony and Alvina (Stecklein) Dinkel. She graduated from Girls Catholic High School in 1950. She married James E. Giebler on September 4, 1951.
As a young woman she worked at Saint Anthony Hospital as a CNA for 13 years, in charge of the Polio Ward and on the Pediatric Ward. She worked for 31 years in dentistry with Dr. Edmund, Dr. Glover and Dr. Hallagin as an assistant and receptionist, then becoming the office manager until retirement. Much of her retirement years were dedicated to caring for her husband.
Her Catholic faith was very important to her along with the devotion to the Rosary. She was a lifetime member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. She was on the baking committee contributing her baked goods for funerals and dinners.
Her most joy in life was her family, immediate and extended. Each year, each child, relative and friend received a birthday card. Holidays and any other occasion to gather were cherished by her, to enjoy conversation and a meal. Her hobbies include embroidery along with watching KU basketball and KC Royals baseball.
She was preceded in death by her husband James E. Giebler, her parents, four brothers, infant Anthony Jr., Harold, Norman, and John Dinkel, four sisters, Elizabeth Hatfield, Rita Sander, Barbara Schoenberger and Charlene Rupp.
She is survived by eight children, Sheila Neuburger, Lawrence, KS; Pam Diehl and husband Steve, Wichita, KS; Greg Giebler and wife Laura, Esterville, Iowa; Steve Giebler and wife Debbie, Great Bend,KS; Rebecca Deatherage and husband David, Russell,KS; Deborah Fall and husband Scott, Hays, KS; Carma Chrisler and husband Chris, Hays, KS; James A. Giebler and wife Stacy, Westerville, Ohio; Her cherished 21 Grandchildren, 24 Great-grandchildren, 2 Great-great grandchildren, 4 Step-Grandchildren, 2 Step-Great-grandchildren and 1 Step Great-great grandchild and her sister Rosie Mermis, Olathe, KS
Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 1805 Vine Street in Hays. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hays.
Visitation will be Monday 5 PM – 8 PM and Tuesday 9 AM – 9:30 AM all at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.
A combined parish vigil service and rosary will be 7 PM Monday at the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
Condolences may be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org