Ivalee Fae Munsinger
Ivalee Fae Munsinger, 92, formerly of Hays, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Avita Senior Living at Rolling Hills in Wichita.
She was born November 17, 1926, on the family farm near Clayton, in Norton County, Kansas to Harvey and Roberta (Kirk) Mizell. She attended schools in Clayton, graduating from Clayton Rural High School in 1945 and earned a bachelor’s degree from York College in York, Nebraska in 1949.
She married Galen M. Munsinger, November 3, 1949, in the United Brethren Church in Clayton. He preceded her in death on October 1, 2013. She taught at Densmore Rural High School for six years before teaching full and part-time in Long Island, Jetmore, Shields, and Dighton, Kansas. She retired in 1982 and she and her husband moved to Hays. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a leader in the United Methodist Women, a past member and president of the As You Like It Federated Club in Dighton and did volunteer work at ARC of Central Plains in Hays for several years.
Survivors include a son; Terry Munsinger and wife Vicki of Wichita, two daughters; Debra McClellan and husband Steve of Colorado Springs, CO and Cindy Munsinger of Hays, four grandchildren; Jennifer Fukuda and husband Kenn of Minneapolis, MN, Matt McClellan and wife Lindsay of Henderson, NV, Trent Munsinger of Kansas City, KS and Katelyn Munsinger of Lenexa, four great grandchildren; MJ O’Hara, Jackie Fukuda, Mackenzie McClellan and Charlotte McClellan, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Galen, three brothers; Lysle, Russell, and Thomas Mizell, two infant brothers, and a sister; Erma Mulkey.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Rose officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 pm in the Fairview Cemetery in Phillipsburg. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time on Tuesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas (DSNWK) in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Condolences and memories of Ivalee may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com
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