Janice Kathleen “Jan” (Stoecklein) Witthuhn
Janice Kathleen “Jan” (Stoecklein) Witthuhn, 68, Hays, died Friday, June 7, 2019 at HaysMed.
Jan was born May 25, 1951 in Hays, the daughter of Earl and Vada (Leiker) Stoecklein. She graduated from Ness City High School in the class of 1969, and on June 5, 1971 she was united in marriage to L. Van Witthuhn in Ness City. They recently celebrated 48 “glorious” years of marriage. She was an accountant for McCall Pattern Company in Manhattan and Hadley Hospital in Hays, and the accountant and property manager for Countryside of Hays, retiring in 1998. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a volunteer at the HaysMed Gift Shop, and enjoyed flowers, traveling, and golfing. Jan loved spending time with her family and grandchildren and watching her grandchildren’s sporting events.
Survivors include her husband, Van of Hays, her parents; Earl and Vada Stoecklein of Ness City, two daughters; Renae Willey and husband Mark of Abilene and their children Marcus and Hannah and Dana Schumacher and husband Chris of Hays and their sons Gavin and Griffin, two brothers; Lester Stoecklein and wife Jane of Ness City and Eldon Stoecklein and wife Mary of Hays, four sisters; Peggy Knotts and husband Alan of Ness City, Diane Power and husband Bob of Salina, Joyce Roberts of Holly Springs, NC, and Nancy Pfannenstiel and husband Scott of Ness City, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 on Monday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Tuesday, all at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. A vigil service will be at 7:00 pm on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested in Jan’s memory to the HaysMed Foundation or to Thomas More Prep-Marian High School. Condolences and memories of Jan may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com
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