Frances L. (Knoll) DinkelMay 31, 1932 ~ September 16, 2017 (age 85)
Frances L. Dinkel
Frances L. Dinkel, 85, Hays, died Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Via Christi Village.
She was born May 31, 1932 in Hays the daughter of Joseph and Goldie (Ginther) Knoll. She was a 1950 graduate of Hays High School. On August 7, 1950 she was united in marriage to James Dinkel in Hays. They celebrated over 62 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on April 1, 2013. She worked at Travenol, was a cook’s assistant at Lincoln Elementary School and St. Anthony Hospital, worked various other jobs, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She enjoyed cardinals, flowers, and fishing and camping with her husband, but her greatest pleasure was her grandchildren. She loved babysitting them and teaching them to bake cookies.
Survivors include two sons; Jim Dinkel and wife Joyce and Ray Dinkel and wife Marilyn all of Hays, a daughter; Jo Good and husband Gary of Hays, seven grandchildren; Travis Dinkel and Trevor Dinkel both of Hays, Troie Lohse of Washington, Kansas, Darcy Kimbrel, Scott Good, Rachel Harman and husband Dustin, all of Hays, and Carla Schmeidler and husband Kent of Victoria, and fourteen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James, two sisters; Goldie Jensen and Shirley Gosser, and an infant great grandson; Cody John Schmeidler.
A memorial service will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at St. John’s Chapel at Via Christi Village, 2225 Canterbury Drive. Private family inurnment will take place at a later time in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ellis. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until service time on Thursday at St. John’s Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of HaysMed in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com