Itha (Uhrich) Scheck, 94, Hays, died peacefully on Friday, July 6, 2012, at her daughterâ€™s home in Hays.
She was born June 28, 1918, on the family farm in Graham County, KS, to Christian and Mariana (Waldman) Uhrich.
She married Wendelin Scheck on April 21, 1947. He preceded her in death, December 17, 1967. She was a farmer, homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She worked at Fort Hays State University Memorial Union until her retirement.
She enjoyed word puzzles, playing cards, gardening, crocheting, embroidery and watching baseball.
She was a member of St, Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, KS.
Survivors include one sister, Eugenia Uhrich, of Hays; three sister-in-laws, Albertina Uhrich, of Dallas, TX, Magdalena (Macte) Uhrich, of WaKeeney, and Delores Uhrich, of Great Bend; two sons, Leon J. Scheck and Ronald A. Scheck, both of Dighton; two daughters, Joleen M. Meusburger and husband, Joseph, of Las Vegas, NV, and Sue K. Mall and husband, Jim, of Hays; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by seven brothers, Francis and wife, Ann, Julius and wife, Clara, Joseph, Leo and wife, Rose, George, Cletus and wife, Helen, and Alfred and wife, Joan; and two sisters, Juliana Haffner and husband, Lambert, Pauline Zimmerman, and husband, Joseph, and infant sister, Mary.
Services will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday July 11, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays. Graveside services and interment will be at 1:30 p.m. in St. Michael Cemetery, Collyer, KS.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Tuesday July 10, 2012 with a Vigil Service at 6:00 and a Rosary to be said at 6:30 at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital.
Condolences can be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com.