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Rose Ann (Befort) Giebler

February 25, 1931 ~ March 5, 2019 (age 88)

Rose Ann Giebler

Rose Ann Giebler, 88, Hays, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Via Christi Village in Hays.

She was born February 25, 1931 in Antonino, Kansas one of 17 children to Mike and Mary (Stecklein) Befort.  On May 16, 1953 she was united in marriage to Charles V. “Chuck” Giebler in Hays and they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last year.  She was a homemaker and co-owner of two businesses with her husband, Centennial Carpets and the Putt-Putt Golf Course.  She was a member of the St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church and was a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary.  She enjoyed Easter egg hunts with her grandchildren, working Saturday nights at the Putt-Putt golf course with her husband, and sewing wedding dresses for family and friends.  She loved gardening, yard work, and traveling with her husband. 

Survivors include her husband; Charles V. “Chuck” Giebler of Hays, two sons; Charles Giebler and wife Carla of Hays, and Kevin Giebler and wife Sue Ann of Dallas, Texas, a daughter; Wanda Rohr and husband Mike of Hays, a brother; Jim Befort and wife Esther of Broomfield, Colorado, a sister; Dorothy Gottschalk of Hays, five grandchildren; Christa Weigel and fiancé Josh Beiker, Jason Dreiling and wife Christina, Curtis Giebler and wife Natasha, Alex Giebler, and Kate Giebler, two great-grandchildren; Harper and Avery Dreiling, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, by brothers; Albinus, Robert, Bill, Ralph, George, Adam, Harry, and Mike Befort, and by sisters; Sister Firmina Befort, Ida Gross, Esther Riedel, Mary Leiker, Helen Weaver, and Oliva Legleiter.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Friday, March 8, 2019 at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays, with Fr. Jarett Konrade officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 on Thursday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Friday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, Hays.  A vigil service and rosary will be at 6:30 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church or to St. John’s Chapel at Via Christi Village, in care of the funeral home.  Condolences and memories of Rose Ann may be left for the family at

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