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Ruby (Klaus) Binder

June 4, 1924 ~ February 2, 2019 (age 94)

Ruby Binder

Ruby Binder, 94, Munjor, died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Via Christi Village.

She was born June 4, 1924 in Munjor, Kansas the daughter of Alex W. and Adeline (Leiker) Klaus.  On November 25, 1946 she was united in marriage to Paul Binder at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Munjor.  He preceded her in death on February 12, 2015.  She was a homemaker and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and the Christian Mothers.  She was a charter leader of the Big Creek Astro 4-H club, a junior leader and sewing leader of the 4-H club, and an Ellis County 4-H council member.  She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, sewing, and quilting, and did extensive genealogy for the Binder, Klaus, Leiker, Goetz, and Engel families.  She was an excellent cook and baker and hosted many family gatherings in her home and opened her home to many family members and visitors. 

Survivors include three sons; Ernest J. Binder and wife Lillian of Munjor, Stephen F. Binder and wife Carolyn of Washington, Missouri, and Thomas P. Binder and wife Mary Beth of Marion, Iowa, a daughter; Margaret Ann Schaffer and husband Willie of Hoxie, a brother; Joseph Klaus and wife Janet of Hays, two sisters; Lillian Schlyer of Hays and Violet Mermis and husband Robert of Salina, ten grandchildren; Elliot Binder, Preston Binder, Stephanie Howie and husband Tom, Tami Chievous and husband Derrick, Jennifer Binder, Julie Binder, Joe Binder and wife Carola, Annie Binder, Katie Trautman and husband Adam, and Peter Binder, seven great grandchildren; Braydon Binder, Tahki, Malia, and Aven Chievous, Ruby Binder, Paul Binder, and Maria Binder, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul, a brother Walter Klaus and wife Bernice, and a sister Velma Pfannenstiel and husband Julius.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 5, 2018 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Munjor with Fr. Jarret Konrade officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 and on Tuesday from 9:00 am until 9:40, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street.  A Christian Mothers rosary will be at 6:00 pm followed by a vigil service at 6:30, both on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home.  Condolences and memories of Ruby may be shared with the family at


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