BELPRE — Helen R. Berscheidt, 94, died April 19, at the Halstead Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 22, 1918, she was the daughter of Matt and Martha Heinke Maes. On Feb. 4, 1941 she married John N. Berscheidt in Claflin. He passed away in 1974. A lifetime area resident she was a farmwife and an occupational therapist for the Larned State Hospital for 25 years.
Mrs. Berscheidt was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church and Altar Society, both of Belpre and the Zook Community EHU.
Survivors include, a son, Thomas Berscheidt of Great Bend; two daughters, Betty Meyers of Newton and Jayne Suiter of Edmond, Okla.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by, six brothers, Martin, Ben, Chris, Matt, John and Frank Maes; four sisters, Mary Beste, Agnes Miller, Anna Wolking and Gertrude Walters; and a granddaughter, Amy Lynn Suiter.
Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Belpre with Father Warren Stecklein and Father John Maes officiating. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned. Friends may sign the register from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mortuary. Inurnment will be at the Lakin Comanche Cemetery in Ellinwood at a later date. Memorials may be given to the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Harden Hospice of Newton or the Halstead Health & Rehabilitation Center, all in care of the funeral home. Personal condolences may be left at www.beckwithmortuary.com.
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Larned, KS 67550
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, May 7, 2013