Helen M. Kohl, age 94, of Ellis, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Hays Medical Center.
She was born April 3, 1920 in Ellis, Kansas to Joseph L and Catherine (Jacques) Weber. She graduated from Ellis High School in 1938. She married Alex Kohl March 2, 1943. He preceded her in death April 9, 1986.
Helen was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The church was a large part of her life where she was a member of the church choir and cantor for over 30 years. She served on Home and School serving as president and secretary, participated in many bake sales for the church, and she also participated in various farm organizations including NFO.
She is survived by a son, Kenneth Kohl and wife Diana of Ellis; a daughter, Ann Pfannenstiel and husband Kenneth J. of Hays; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Kohl of Ellis; a brother, Joseph F. Weber of Ellis; a sister, Rose Marie Blasing of Topeka; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, James Kohl; two brothers, Alfred and Francis Weber and two sisters, Theresa Weber and Katherine Flagler.
Funeral services will be 10 M Monday, February 9, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellis with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday 5 PM – 8 PM and Monday 9 AM – 9:30 AM all at Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E 17th Ellis, KS 67637. A combined vigil and rosary service will be Sunday at 7 PM at the funeral Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Church.