Helen J. Klaus, 82, died Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas. She was born February 12, 1936 in Garden City, Kansas the daughter of Ben & Gertie (Counterman) Frank.
Helen has been a lifetime resident of Finney County. A homemaker, Helen was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City. She enjoyed reading, cooking, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her Grandchildren.
On November 29, 1958, she married Don J. Klaus in Emporia, Kansas. He survives. Other survivors include two children Paula (Tony) McGee of Moore, Oklahoma and Michael Klaus of Garden City, Kansas; two sisters Glenna Patterson of Cleveland, Oklahoma and Evelyn Philbrick of Deer Park, Texas; 4 Grandchildren; and 9 Great-Grandchildren. Helen is preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers; and 6 sisters.
A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018 also at St. Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Seiwert as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. There will be no calling hours. The family suggests memorials given to St. Mary School in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City.