Marine Leiker, 92, Hays, died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society, Ellis.
She was born March 28, 1923 in Hays the daughter of Joseph and Kathren (Hertel) Eberle. She grew up and attended school in Yocemento, Kansas.
On November 26, 1951 she married Marcell Leiker in Hays. He died on April 19, 1970. She was a housekeeper for the Schwallers, Tom Boone, and Dale and Iris Davis for many years.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays. She was well known for “Marine’s Rolls” which were her delicious cinnamon rolls. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and making holiday dinners for her nieces and nephews. She loved sitting outside and visiting with her neighbors, and spending time with her family.
Survivors include three sisters in law, Katie Eberle of WaKeeney, Kansas, Wilma Unrein of Hays, and Irene Leiker of Wichita, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, six brothers; Halarius, Anton, Ralph, Eddie, Alfred and Alvin Eberle, and three sisters; Anna Boucher, Marcella Weber, and Evelyn Hoff.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 215 W. 13th, Hays. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6:00 until 8:00 pm and on Monday from 9:00 until 9:45 am, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine. A parish vigil service will be at 6:30 pm on Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com.