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Beverly Joan Zink 1939-2016
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CLAFLIN — Beverly Joan Zink, 76, died March 20, 2016, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.  Born April 17, 1939, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Henry P. and Augusta (Hlavaty) Lichter.  Beverly graduated from Otis High School in 1957 and then Salt City Business College in Hutchinson.  
On July 23, 1960, she married Donald V. Zink in Olmitz.  They resided and raised their family in Claflin.  Beverly was a mother and homemaker first, but had also worked in retail sales, and retired as a para educator for U.S.D. 354.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved baking, gardening, canning and was an excellent seamstress.
Beverly was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  She was also a member of the Altar Society and a former member of the Daughters of Isabella.  She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Senior Citizen Bingo.  
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Donald Zink; five children, Daniel Zink (Melanie) of Ellinwood, Mark Zink of Salina, Susan Zink of Claflin, Janet Klug (Kent) of Overland Park, and Joni Haines (Don) of Great Bend; brother, John Henry Lichter of Great Bend, two sisters, Imelda Riedel (John), Mary Lou Schenk all of Olmitz; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a twin sister, Barbara J. Masterson.
Vigil service with Altar Society Rosary will by 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Claflin, celebrated by Father Terrence Klein.  Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery, Bushton.  Friends may call 1 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson Ricke Funeral Home **
PO Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 22, 2016