Viola Deines, age 94, of WaKeeney, KS, passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney.
Viola was born on May 27, 1920 on a farm in Rooks County Kansas to John and Emma Hoffman. She spent most of her youth living with her family in Ogallah, KS, and graduated from Ellis High School in 1939.
Viola married Henry Deines on November 16, 1941, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ellis. He preceded her in death on May 12, 2010.
Her parents and three siblings, Frieda Hoffman, Anna Fries and Fredrick (Fritz) Hoffman, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include her three daughters, Jan Clark and husband, Mike, Halstead, KS; Jill Deines, Sycamore, IL; Judy Deines and husband, Chris Landes, Lee’s Summit, MO; one sister, Wahnetta Mills, Ellis, KS; 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, WaKeeney. Burial will be in the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery, Wakeeney.
Visitation will be Monday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home in WaKeeney.
Memorials are suggested to Trego Hospital Endowment Foundation. Checks made to the organization may be sent in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 North 12th, WaKeeney, KS 67672.
Condolences may be left online at www.schmittfuneral.com.