WICHITA — Christine M. Suchy, 93, died May 9th. A former resident of Great Bend, she was a retired Assistant Manager for Payless Shoes. Christine was an avid gardener and crafter. Her true love was Iris. In 2006 she had an Iris introduced in her honor. Her tenacity for getting through any struggle was her finest quality.
Survivors include four sons, Len “Sonny”, Clarence “LeRoy” (Joanne), and Rod, all of Wichita, and Kevin Keating, Dallas, Texas, whom she thought of as a son; three granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; and her special friends, Evelyn Hendricks, Lynn Wilson, Jim Huff and Al Harr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; parents, Ludwig and Rosa Werth; four brothers, Emil, Leonard, Ferdie, and Richard; and five sisters, Armella Freighberger, Sr. Cornelia Werth, Sr. Leonard Werth, Regina Basgall, and an infant sister, Lenora.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, in Great Bend. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Viewing will begin at the church at 10 a.m. A memorial has been established with Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, 701 Amidon St., Wichita, KS 67203-3199. View tributes at smithfamilymortuaries.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Smith Family Mortuaries**
1415 N. Rock Road
Derby, KS 67037
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 15, 2013