ELLINWOOD — Esther M. Oberle, 98, died Sept. 11, 2016, at Wheatlands Healthcare Center in Kingman. Born March 1, 1918, at Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Peter and Anna Straub Kimpler. On Nov. 7, 1939, she married Joseph P. Oberle, in Barton County. He died Nov. 12, 1979. A resident of Kingman since 2000, previously of Bushton and Claflin, she was the former cook for the Holy Name and Bushton schools.
Mrs. Oberle was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kingman and formerly of the Altar Society at Holy Name at Bushton and Immaculate Conception at Claflin.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, John and Nadine, and David and Coleen; daughter Judy Campbell; sisters Bernetta Oberle, Catherine Feist and Mary Bate; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by brothers Victor and Roman; half-brothers Raymond and Jacob; sister Florentien Oberle; half-sister Helen Schulz; and son-in-law Larry Campbell.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Claflin. Burial will be in the Holy Name Catholic Cemetery, Bushton. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood with the parish rosary beginning at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made with the Immaculate Conception Altar Society, Catholic Charities, and Rivercross Hospice of Wichita, all in care of the funeral home.
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Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 13, 2016