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Phyllis A. Strecker

June 25, 1936 — July 20, 2017

Phyllis A. Strecker

Phyllis A. Strecker, age 81, of Hays, Kansas died Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Hays Medical Center. She was born June 25, 1936, in Henryetta, Oklahoma to Troy and Luretha (Guthrie) Hopkins. She married Forrest K. Strecker on September 4, 1954 at Wilson, Kansas. He died October 8, 2014.

She was a Corporate Financial Manager for Beneficial Finance and Western Credit for many years and retired in 2009. She had lived in a number of communities in Kansas including Victoria, Topeka and moving to Hays in 1992. She grew up in Henryetta, Oklahoma and Russell, Kansas. She was a 1951 graduate of Russell High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the American Business Women's Association. She was named Business Women of the Year in 1974.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Nebel, Hays, KS; Barbara Strecker-Guadreau and husband, James 'Bucky', Topeka, KS; two brothers, Charles Hopkins and wife, Pat, Gilbert, AZ; Troy Hopkins Jr., Aurora, CO; six grandchildren, Jonathan Burd, Christian Burd, Cameron Gaudreau, Alexis Gaudreau, Caleb Nebel and wife, Grecia, Mariah Nebel; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister, Mildred Hopkins.

Services are 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 24, 2017, at The First Baptist Church, 12th and Fort, Hays, Kansas. Burial in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery Russell, Kansas.

Visitation is from 6:00 to 9:00 Sunday, at Clines-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601 and form 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., Monday at the First Baptist Church.

Memorials to Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas or The First Baptist Church of Hays.

Service Information

Visitation Sunday

July 23, 2017

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Cline's-Keithley Mortuary of Hays

1919 E 22nd

Hays, KS 67601

Funeral Service Monday

July 24, 2017

11:00 AM

First Baptist Church of Hays

12th & Fort

Hays, KS 67601

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