Rita (Staab) Billinger

HAYS, Kan. — Rita (Staab) Billinger, age 93, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Hays Good Samaritan Center.

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She was born March 10, 1921, in Las Vegas,  NM, to Albert J. and Ida (Wiesner) Staab.  She married Leo R. Billinger on August 27, 1940, in Catherine, Kansas.  He died November 27, 2002.

She grew up in Catherine, Kansas, and made her home in Victoria and was a substitute cook at the Schools in Victoria.  She enjoyed playing cards, music  and spending time with her family.   She was  a member of St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and Daughter of Isabella all of Victoria, Kansas.

Survivors include four sons, Vernon Billinger and wife, Dorothy, Macomb, Mich; Earl Billinger, Rich Billinger and wife, Jeani, Bill Billinger and wife, Cindy, all of Hays, KS; two daughters, Marlene Brown and husband, Ken, Attica Mich; Mary Kay Pfeifauf and husband, George, Capac, Mich; five brothers, Robert Staab and wife, Alice, Hays, KS;  Paul Staab, Frank Staab and wife, Irma, both in Denver, CO; Norman Staab and wife, Barbara, Tucson, AZ; Joseph Staab, Dear Trail, CO; three sisters-in-law, Rosie Suppes, Hays, KS;  Dorothy Billinger, Kansas City, KS; Catherine Staab, Denver, CO; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Wayne Billinger; three brothers, Albert, Richard, Fred Staab; one sister, Eileen Bollig and one great grandson, Aaron Koehn.

Services are 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, Kansas.  Burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria, Kansas.

A Daughters of Isabella/Christian Mothers rosary will be at 6:30 P.M. Tuesday, followed by a vigil services at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, both at Cline’s Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas  67601.

Visitation is from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. Tuesday, and from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. Wednesday, all at Cline’s Mortuary of Hays.

Memorials to St. Fidelis Daughters of Isabella and St. Fidelis Cemetery.  Condolences can be sent via email to clinesmortuary@eaglecom.net