Irma L. (Sanders) HerlSeptember 21, 1935 ~ October 4, 2017 (age 82)
Irma L. Herl
Irma L. Herl, 82, Hays, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Hays Medical Center.
She was born September 21, 1935 on the family farm near St. Peter, Kansas the daughter of Herbert “Harry” and Loretta (Denning) Sanders. In 1952, she graduated from Quinter High School. On April 20, 1954 she was united in marriage to Leonard Herl in Collyer, Kansas. They celebrated 63 years of marriage. She was a farmwife and homemaker, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a member of the Altar Society at St. Theresa Parish in Dighton, Kansas, and taught fourth grade catechism class. Growing up on the farm she would milk her dairy cattle twice daily and had a favorite named Brownie. She loved animals and music and could play many instruments by ear.
Survivors include her husband; Leonard of Hays, a son; Terence Herl and wife Tamara of Fountain, CO, two daughters; Laurie Dimitry and husband Ed of Olathe and Valerie Fischer and husband Jul of Overland Park, three sisters; Celeste Herl and husband Moris of Hays, Elsie Loevenstein of Quinter, and Dinah Werth of Hays, one granddaughter; Kaeylarae Herl and two step grandchildren; Matt Shull and Andrea Shull.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister; Doloris Emerick, and a brother; James Sanders.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 215 W. 13th, with Fr. Fred Gatschet officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Friday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Saturday all at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street. A parish vigil service and rosary will be at 6:30 pm Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested in Irma’s memory to the St. Joseph Church rectory fund, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com