Eleanor J. Stoecklein

Eleanor J. Stoecklein

   Hays, Kansas – Eleanor J. Stoecklein, age 85, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Via Christi Village Care Center, Hays, Kansas.

   She was born November 17, 1927, in Bazine, Kansas, to Anton A. and Rosa (Ruder) Stoecklein.

   She retired from Baxter Labs, Travenol in Hays, when it closed.  She was a greeter at Wal-Mart,  a senior companion, a volunteer at St. John’s of Hays Nursing Home and a member of Immaculate  Heart of Mary Catholic Church. She grew up and attended school in Bazine, Kansas, then lived most of her life in Hays, Kansas.  She enjoyed fishing, traveling, being a senior companion, friends and her family.

   Survivors include two brothers, LeRoy Stoecklein and wife, Cora, Ness City, KS; Richard Stoecklein and wife, Bea, Olathe, KS; and several nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Alfred, Robert, Harold, Clarence and Elmer Stoecklein; and three sisters, Louise Stoecklein, Martina Stoecklein and Olinda Stoecklein.

   A private service will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and inurnment in the Sacred Heart Cemetery at Ness City, Kansas.

   Memorials are to Hospice of Hays Medical Center or Via Christi Village Care Center.  Cline’s Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601 is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be sent via e-mail to clinesmortuary@eaglecom.net.