ELLINWOOD — Imogene M. Sanko, 80, died May 29 at Country Place Senior Living in Ellinwood. Born Jan. 19, 1932 in Meade, she was the daughter of James Hayden and Hilda Cordes Hayden. On Oct. 8, 1951 she married Wilbert V. Sanko at the Cathedral in Dodge City. A resident of Ellinwood for 58 years, she was a farm wife, bus driver for USD 355 assistant to a veterinarian and a telephone operator.
Mrs. Sanko was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Altar Society and Daughters of Isabella, all of Ellinwood and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Dodge City.
Survivors include her husband, Wilbert Sanko, of the home; two sons, Michael Sanko and Richard E. Sanko, both of Great Bend; four daughters, Beth Bruno and Verna Klema, both of Great Bend, Debora Frank of Wichita and Mary Janelle Larabee of Hesston; a brother James Hayden of Mentezuma; a sister, Rita Bergkamp of Fowler; 15 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Sanko; two grandchildren, John Michael and Russel; and a brother David Hayden.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m., on Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ellinwood with the Rev. Charles Mazouch officiating. Burial will be at the Lakin-Comanche Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Altar Society rosary will be held at 3 p.m. and a Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m., both on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph Endowment fund or to St. Joseph School Living Legacy.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Kimple, Inc. Funeral Home
P.O. Box 246
Ellinwood, Ks. 67526
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, May 30, 2012