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Lillian Vanloenen

December 15, 1938 — August 3, 2023

Lillian Vanloenen

Lillian VanLoenen – age 84 of Hays, Kansas passed away Thursday, August 3, 2023, at the Good Samaritan Society Care Center in Hays. She was born December 15, 1938, in Hays to William F. and Bridget Anne (Jacobs) Diehl. She married Douglas O. “Doug” VanLoenen on November 21, 1971, in Hays. He preceded her in death on May 29, 2012.


She was a homemaker, and worked at Fort Hays State College in the Psychological Service Center for a few years before her marriage. She grew up in Hays, and was a 1956 graduate of Girls Catholic High. She served two years in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), and was a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Hays. Lillian and Doug lived in Arvada, Colorado and McPherson before moving back to Hays in 1986.


Lillian is survived by her children, Melissa Seltmann and husband, Ryan, Hays, KS; her granddaughter, Mallory Grace Seltmann; Matthew VanLoenen, Hays, KS; Andrew VanLoenen and Jason VanLoenen, both of Kansas City, KS; her siblings, Virginia Ekey, Wichita, KS; Janice Krannawitter and husband, Don, Hays, KS; Ken Diehl and wife, Carol, Roseville, CA; and Karen Swain, Lawrence, KS.


Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, William F. and Bridget Anne Diehl; her husband, Douglas O. “Doug” VanLoenen; her brothers, William “Willie” Diehl; and Michael Diehl; her sisters, Judy Pohlenz; Kristina Schmidt; and an infant brother and sister, Jacob Diehl and Kathleen Diehl.


Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays with Father Rich Daise officiating. Burial will be in Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays, Kansas with Military Honors by the Hays V.F.W. Post No. 9076 Honor Guard.


Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, and from 10:30 to 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays.


The family suggests memorials made payable to: Hospice of Hays Medical Center in care of Cline-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22 nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.


Condolences can be sent via e-mail to clinesmortuary@eaglecom.net or left on Lillian's tribute page at

www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, August 7, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Cline's-Keithley Mortuary of Hays

1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, KS 67601

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Cline's-Keithley Mortuary of Hays

1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, KS 67601

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