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Betty Ziegler

September 20, 1946 — February 5, 2023

Betty Ziegler

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Betty Jean Ziegler, age 76, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at Long Term Care, in WaKeeney, KS.

Betty was born at St. Anthonys Hospital in Hays, KS, on September 20, 1946, to Ignatz and Mary (Weber) Beer. She was the oldest of four daughters. She attended school in Wakeeney, KS, graduating from Trego Community High School in 1964. Upon graduating, she worked keeping books at the local telephone company in Wakeeney. Betty married Lawrence "Max" Ziegler on August 6, 1966, at Christ The King Church in Wakeeney, KS. To this union, they were blessed with three children. Betty and "Max" made their home on the Ziegler family farm.

Betty was a homemaker and helped her husband on the farm; she was a devoted wife and mother. She loved to cook, and we enjoyed many delicious meals especially during the holidays, no one left hungry. She also enjoyed playing Bridge with the Collyer group, and she was also involved in the St Michael's Catholic Church Altar Society. Betty liked to garden; she was not much into flowers, but enjoyed watching the vegetables grow. There was a lot of salsa made and oh my, the pumpkins. Betty enjoyed playing cards with her family as there were several evenings spent playing Dingbat, Pinochle, or Poker. She also enjoyed her trips gambling with her sisters and brother-in-laws, and she bowled for many years on a league with her family and friends. They went to national tournaments, always having a good time, and had stories to tell about their trips. Fulfilling his term, Betty also served on the school board after her husband, Max passed in 1990. Betty enjoyed being outside and spent many hours mowing with the riding mower while on the farm. Her favorite Holiday was Christmas. Everyone enjoyed all of the outside and inside decorations that were put up. Folks would drive by the farm to see them. Betty also grew up in a family that loved music. She learned to play the piano growing up and sang in choir. Betty taught piano lessons, and for many years, she was the song leader at St. Michaels Catholic Church. She passed her love of music onto her children and grandchildren as all of her children and grandchildren can sing and/or play an instrument. Betty was diagnosed with Parkinsons in 2004. She moved into Long Term Care in July of 2016 as the disease had progressed. Betty put up a good fight, but the last year had taken its toll, and she has now been called to her eternal home. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, "Max" Ziegler, and her parents. Betty is survived by her children, Charlene (David) Anderson, Wakeeney; Amy (Pete) Befort, Hays; Lance (Libby) Ziegler Wakeeney. Seven grandchildren, Max and Marissa Befort; Emma (Aaron) Satran, and Benjamin Anderson; Avery, Bailey, and Cenley Ziegler; Bettys sisters, Carol (Vernon) Kinderknecht, Donna (Larry) Keyser, and Sharon (the late Virgil) Uhrich. Betty also has many beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday, February 10, 2023 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Collyer, Kansas. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with a luncheon in the Collyer church basement.

Visitation will be Friday 9:00 AM until service time at the church.

Arrangements in care of Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions are suggested to the Parkinson's Foundation 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131

Condolences may be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com

















Services







Visitation Friday

February 10, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

St. Michael's Catholic Church

711 Ainslie Ave.

Collyer, KS 67631









Funeral Mass Friday

February 10, 2023

10:30 AM

St. Michael's Catholic Church

711 Ainslie Ave.

Collyer, KS 67631

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