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Anita Karlin

July 10, 1936 — November 18, 2019

Anita Karlin


Anita M. (Kuhn) Karlin age 83, of Hays, Kansas died Monday, November 18, 2019. She was born July 10, 1936, in Quinter, Kansas to Paul A. and Josephine (Engel) Kuhn. Anita married Edward J. Karlin on October 26, 1957, in Catharine, Kansas. He preceded her in death on June 6, 2016.

She was a Registered Nurse at St. Anthony Hospital and Hays Medical Center for 33 years. She grew up in Grainfield, Kansas, was a 1954 graduate of Jumbo High School in rural Gove County, and was a 1957 graduate of St. Anthony School of Nursing. She and her husband lived on a farm north of Catharine, Kansas until moving to Hays in 1995. She was a member of St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Marie Wade and husband, Don, Dodge City, KS; Lisa Karlin, Hays, KS; Patti Havel and husband, Corey, Leavenworth, KS; four grandchildren, Taylor Wade and wife, Emma; Samuel Culbreath and wife, Heather; Alex Karlin; and Grant Karlin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Martha Culbreath and her husband, Leroy; and one brother, Richard Kuhn.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 23, 2019, at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, 2901 East 13th Street, Hays, Kansas. Inurnment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Hays, Kansas.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Saturday, at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church with a family rosary being said at 9:30 A.M.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Hays Medical Center or Masses.

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

Condolences can be sent via e-mail to or can be left by guestbook at


Funeral Mass Saturday

November 23, 2019

10:00 AM

St. Nicholas of Myra

2901 e. 13th street

hays, ks 67601

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