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Verna Lang

January 29, 1933 ~ August 15, 2018 (age 85)

Verna Lang, age 85, of Hays, KS, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, KS. Verna was born on January 29, 1933 in Hays, KS to Hilarius and Barbara (Kinderknecht) Eberle. On May 17, 1949 she married Eugene Lang in Hays, KS. Together, they shared 39 years of marriage until his passing on July 5, 1988.

Verna was employed by ABC Hallmark in Hays and retired in 1989 after working 20 plus years. She was a member of Immaculate of Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella both of Hays. She enjoyed; cooking, baking, quilting, bingo, gambling and playing pinochle at the Hays Senior Center. She made sure everyone in the family had one of her handmade quilts and her good cooking. Verna adored and loved her family and she will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her two sons, Bob Lang and his wife Debbie of Canyon, TX, Jeff Lang and his wife Brenda of McKinney, TX; two daughters, Judy Smith and her husband Les of Hays, Chris Haas and her husband Pat of Garden City; brother, Virgil Eberle; sister, Alice Brungardt; eight grandchildren, Debbie, Craig, Keith, Julie, Eric, Sarah, Madison, Meaghan and nine great-grandchildren.

Verna is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Marvin Eberle.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M., on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1805 Vine St., Hays. KS. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, August 17 and from 9:00-9:45 A.M. on Saturday, August 18, both at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd St., Hays, KS 67601.

A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 7:00 P.M., followed by a parish vigil service on Friday both at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the church, Hays Senior Center or to the donor’s choice. Contributions can be left or mailed to the funeral home.

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