Isabelle A. (Herrman) Befort, age 98, former Great Bend resident, died March 25, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society in Lyons. She was born on Jan. 8, 1918 in rural Rush County near Liebenthal, the daughter of John L. and Katherine (Weber) Herrman.
Moving to Great Bend from Hays in 1948, Isabelle was a Great Bend resident until Nov. 2012. She was united in marriage to Victor A. Befort on Sept. 8, 1941 at Hays. Mr. Befort died on October 29, 1994. Prior to marriage, she was employed in the Office of the Rush County School Superintendent at La Crosse. She was a homemaker for all her life and was skilled in sewing and crafts work.
Mrs. Befort was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Prince Of Peace Parish, a member of the Altar Society, and a former member of the St. Rose of Lima Altar Society and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, all of Great Bend.
Survivors include two sons, Robert J. Befort and Eugene L. Befort, both of Great Bend; nine nephews and eight nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband (Victor A. Befort), three brothers (Harry J. Herrman, Felix Herrman, and Jerome “Jim” Herrman), five sisters (Louise Noller, Hilda Mazouch, Lorene Kuhn, Johanna Herrman, and Frances Basgall), three nieces and one infant nephew.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend, with Fr. Ted Stoecklein officiating. Interment will be in the Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 28, at Charter Funerals in Great Bend, with a Vigil Service and Rosary at 7 p.m. Church visitation will be from 10 to 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Memorials may be designated for Mass intentions or to the Holy Family School, Great Bend, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family and a complete obituary notice may be viewed at http://www.charterfunerals.com/locations/great-bend.php.
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Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 27, 2016