Hays, Kansas – Marcella Klein, age 84, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas.
She was born October 27, 1927 on the farm in Loretto, KS, to Anton and Pauline (Hertel) Engel. She married Sylvester Klein on September 15, 1948 in Loretto, Kansas. He died December 17, 1987.
She was a lifetime farmer and housewife residing in Pfeifer, KS for 50 years. She worked at Travenol in Hays, KS, for 17 years and was a Senior Companion at Hays Medical Center for 10 years. She was a former member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Loretto , KS, and Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pfeifer, KS. She moved to Hays, Kansas in 1990 and was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and was a member of the Daughter’s of Isabella Circle #254 both in Hays, Kansas.
Survivors include one son, Jerry L. Klein, Pfeifer, KS; three daughters, Connie Faulkner Klein, Linda Staab and husband, Robert, both of Hays, KS; Elaine Scheck Meyer and husband John, Great Bend, KS; one stepson, Floyd Klein ,Victoria, KS; two sisters, Jane M. Penka, Palm Springs, CA and Sister Mary Rose Engel O.P., Great Bend, KS, 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one daughter-in-law, Susan (Ford) Klein; five brothers, Alex Engel, Paul Engel, Marcellus Engel, Clemens Engel and Edwin Engel; four sisters, Catherine Urban, Rosie Evans, Martina Herman, Delores Suppes and an infant sister, Anna Marie Engel.
Services are at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pfeifer, KS. A private family inurnment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Pfeifer, KS. A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 9:30 A.M. Saturday, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pfeifer. The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Saturday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Charities, Pfeifer, KS. Cline’s Mortuary of Hays 1919 East 22nd Hays, Kansas, 67601 is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.