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Rita Staab

May 17, 1947 — November 12, 2013

Rita Staab

Rita Marie Staab, age 66, of Hays, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Hays Medical Center. She was born May 17, 1947 in Hays, KS to Clarence and Bernice (Newland) Miller. She graduated in 1965 from Girls Catholic High School. She married Lambert J. Staab October 9, 1965 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays.

Rita was a homemaker and a long time secretary at Staab Repair. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, VFW and American Legion Ladies Auxiliaries, and a charter member of the American Legion Riders Chapter 173.

Survivors include her husband, Lambert of Hays; two sons, Stan Staab and wife Katrina and Larry Staab and wife Debra all of Hays; three brothers, Rick Miller, Ken Miller and wife Sue and Dennis Miller and wife Jackie all of Hays and four grandchildren, Sharlie and Spencer Staab and Jordan and Taylor Staab.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sheridan Ann.

Funeral services will be 10 AM Friday, November 15 at Immaculate heart of Mary Church in Hays. Burial will be at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in WaKeeney. The American Legion Riders Chapter 173 will provide the escort.

Visitation will be Thursday 4 PM 8 PM and Friday 9 AM 9:30 AM at Brocks North Hill Chapel ~ 2509 Vine ~ Hays, KS. 67601.

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary service will be Thursday at 6 PM, a VFW Ladies Auxiliary service at 6:30 followed by a Parish vigil service at 7 PM all at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Dreiling Schmidt Cancer Institute at Hays Medical Center or Masses. Condolences may be sent to the family by guest book at or emailed to

Service Information

Funeral Service Friday

November 15, 2013

10:00 AM

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

1805 Vine

Hays, KS. 67601

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