Lucile Deloris “Blondie” (Deibert) Paintin was born on January 1, 1923 in rural Sheridan County near Hoxie, Kansas. She was the first child of Wayne and Minnie (Albertshart) Deibert. She was also welcomed by her two step-sisters, Naomi and Irene whose mother had passed away because of blood poison ten days after Irene was born. Deloris passed away on November 6, 2018 at the Sheridan County Health Complex at the age of 95 years, 9 months, and 6 days.
She attended a country school, and her formal education ended after graduating from 8th grade. She started to work outside of the home to help with the financial needs of her family.
On March 29, 1942, Deloris married David Paintin, and they made their home on the farm southwest of Morland, Kansas until David’s death in 1971. She then made her home to Hoxie, Kansas where she worked at the Hoxie Hospital in the Long Term Care for 22 years.
Four daughters were born to the union of David and Deloris, Katherine Joyce, Linda Kay, Barbara Sue, and Signa Ann. Her family was very precious to her.
She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church near Studley, Kansas. Deloris was involved in ABW and looked forward to getting together with them.
She enjoyed many things while providing for her family. She spent a lot of her time working in her garden, canning the produce, milking the cows, caring for the yard , and sewing clothes for her daughters and helping them with their commitments. Deloris was a caring individual and would often be found helping someone else in the family or a friend.
Deloris is survived by two daughters, Katherine Simon and her husband Lawrence of Morland, Kansas and Linda Blair and husband Stan of St. Genevieve, Missouri; sister, Clarabell Karns of Fremont, Nebraska; eleven grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parent; husband, David; two daughters, Barbara Paintin and Signa Hinshaw; son-in-law, Frederick Simon; and sisters, Naomi Howard and Irene Alexander.
Deloris was looking forward to this day when she could be home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She will be missed by her family and host of friends.
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