Charlotte Ann Werth
Charlotte Ann Werth, 84, Hays, died Monday, December 20, 2021 at her home.
She was born June 29, 1937 on the family farm east of Munjor, the oldest daughter of Clarence and Helen (Windholz) Herl. She was a 1955 graduate of Girls Catholic High School. On October 11, 1955 she was united in marriage to Donald P. Werth in Munjor, and they were married nearly 63 years before he died on June 1, 2018. From 1955-1956, she was secretary for the Ellis County Engineer. She went on to manage the recordkeeping for the family farm and oil pumping work, and she later worked at the St. Anthony Hospital Gift Shop. In addition to helping run the family farm, Charlotte’s biggest impact to the family was her emphasis on the Catholic faith. Like many other mothers raising families in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Charlotte was good at producing a lot out of a little and teaching her children to do the same. She volunteered throughout the community with the St. Anthony’s Auxiliary, Good Samaritan Auxiliary, St. John’s Auxiliary, and with 4-H as a project leader. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the St. Francis Church Christian Mothers, and took Holy Communion to the homebound. Charlotte was very organized and enjoyed genealogy, baking, photography, painting, crafts, and growing plants, flowers, and vegetables. She loved her family, attending daily mass, and in every aspect of her life put God first.
Survivors include her three sons: Ronald L. Werth and wife Mary Margaret of Hutchinson, Richard J. Werth and Janice Goff of Hays, and Randal C. Werth and wife Michelle of Hays, a daughter: Renee Michaud and husband Gerard of Hays, two sisters: Marilyn Dreiling of Hays and Arlene Weigel and husband Eugene of Gorham, grandchildren: Anne Werth, Phillip Werth, Ryan Werth and fiancé Jessica Yarmer, Shelly Werth, Jennifer Jaymes and husband Bryon, Randi Gerstner and husband Derek, Monica Michaud, and Hannah Michaud and fiancé Matt Shobe, great grandchildren: Trexton Murphy, Keegan Copelan, Bryson Werth, Corbin Werth, Weston Werth, Maxwell Gerstner, Dalton Werth, Zoe Gerstner, Bentley Gerstner, Atlas Jaymes, and Nevaeh Jaymes, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald, and brother-in-law: Dennis Dreiling.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Richard Daise officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Wednesday at the church and from 1:00 pm until 1:45 on Thursday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. A Christian Mothers rosary will be at 6:00 pm followed by a vigil service at 6:30 pm, all on Wednesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to DSNWK, St. Joseph Catholic Church, or for masses. Condolences and memories of Charlotte may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com