ELLINWOOD — Florence Wilhelm Veach, 96, died Feb. 7 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. Born Jan. 23, 1916, in Galatia, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Magdelena Dietz Karst. On Jan. 9, 1938, she married August Wilhelm in Galatia. He died on May 18, 1976. She then married George Veach on Aug. 30, 1981, in Ellinwood. He died in 1985. A resident of Hebron, Neb., for the past several years, formerly of Ellinwood and Galatia, she was a secretary for Bosse Elevators in Ellinwood and a homemaker.
Mrs. Veach was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, LWML and the Ellinwood Garden Club, all of Ellinwood.
Survivors include a son, Lester Wilhelm of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Nancy Mitchell and husband Bob of Nevada, Mo.; two brothers, Arthur Karst of Great Bend, and Leon Karst and wife Wanda of Rush Center; a sister, Viola Dumler of Russell; a stepson, Robert Veach of Bella Vista, Ark.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ellinwood with the Rev. Jeff Frakes officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Fairview Township Cemetery in Galatia. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Blue Valley Lutheran Foundation.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Kimple Inc. Funeral Home*
113 N. Main; P.O. Box 246
Ellinwood, KS 67526
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 8, 2012