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Elizabeth Zorn 1927 - 2016
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CLAFLIN — Elizabeth Zorn, 88, died Jan. 16, 2016, at Lakepoint Assisted Living, Augusta. She was born Oct. 29, 1927, in rural Barton County, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Hoffman) Tinkel.  On May 10, 1948, she married Leonard Zorn in Dubuque, Kansas. He died June 18, 2010. A lifetime Barton County resident (2010), she worked in the lunch program at USD 354, Claflin, for 30 years, retiring in 1991.
Elizabeth was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Altar Society, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, and the Sunflower Polka Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Diana (Henry) Mantz of Westmont, Illinois; a son, David  (Luella) Zorn of Augusta; a sister, Bernice Zorn of Derby; five grandchildren, Nicholas (Audra) Zorn, Nathan (Kelsey) Zorn, Neal Zorn, Rebecca Mantz and Cassandra Mantz; and five great-grandchildren, Breck Zorn, Parker Zorn, Trace Zorn, Connor Zorn and Abigail Mantz. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Frank Tinkel Jr., Anton “Tony” Tinkel and Albert Tinkel; and three sisters, Mary Redetezke, Regina Birzer and Anna Urban.
Rosary will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Claflin, celebrated by Father Terrance W. Klein. Burial will follow in Claflin Cemetery. Friends may call 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Altar Society in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
PO Box 146; 415 N. Main
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 19, 2016