Dolores M. Reif, 79, died Nov. 19 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She was born Sept. 18, 1931, at Schoenchen, the daughter of George and Margaret (Ernst) Tauscher. She married LeRoy W. Reif on Nov. 26, 1951, at Hoisington. She worked various places, such as Dawson Jewelers, Merle Norman, Clay Ward Photography and the Salvation Army. Most recently, she was a loving caregiver for her grandchildren. She had been a Great Bend resident since 1981, coming from rural Hoisington.
Mrs. Reif was a member of Prince of Peace Parish, Great Bend, and the South Homestead Township board.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons: Wayne Reif and wife Daniela, Hoisington, and Duane Reif and wife Kim, Olmitz; four daughters, Elaine Schlochtermeier and husband Roy, Ellinwood, Marlene Lange and husband Jon, Hoisington, Collene Schneider of Susank, and Gaylene Stout and husband Harold, Hoisington; two sisters, Edna Mills, Hoisington, and Virginia Boomhower, Russell; 14 grandchildren, Angela Campbell and husband Trevor, Kristen Garrett and husband Gary, Kerri Lange, Kelly Lange, Nicole Schneider, Ashley Schneider, Tiffany Schneider, Francis Stout, Kayla Stout, Emma Reif, Tyler Reif, Mark Reif, Dylan Reif, and Coryn Reif; and three great-grandchildren, Katie Schlochtermeier, Haley Garrett and Jesse Alan. She was preceded in death by a brother, LeVorne Tauscher; three sisters, Lanettia McBride, Alice Hickel and Dianne Winsky; and a granddaughter, Cheryl Schlochtermeier Nielson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Great Bend. Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home. Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 21, 2010