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Leta Ochs 1941 - 2015
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HOISINGTON — Leta E. Ochs, 73, died Aug. 19, 2015, at her daughter’s home in Great Bend. She was born Dec. 7, 1941, in Carthage, Missouri, the daughter of Floyd Dean and Valaska LeVerne (Henderson) Jackson. Leta graduated from Hutchinson High School.  
A resident of Hoisington for the last 44 years, she worked in housekeeping for Cheyenne Meadows and Great Bend Health and Rehab.  
On Aug. 5, 1975, she met Alan D. Ochs in Hoisington, and they have remained together ever since.
She is survived by Alan; and eight children, Wendell Akins of Ellinwood, Michael Akins of Ellinwood, Ruby Griffis and husband Gary of Great Bend, Mary LeShore of Great Bend, Linda Basye and husband Doug of Great Bend, Orlin Akins and wife Lorreta of Hillsboro, Oregon, Justina Ochs of Wichita, and Angela Ochs of Hoisington; two brothers, Garry Jackson of Hoisington, and Floyd L. Jackson of Taft, Oklahoma; two sisters, Ruby Jo Boyd of Joseph, Oregon, and Mary Frances Logan and husband Floyd of Hutchinson; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Brenda Stephens; and a great-grandson, Damen Penã.
Memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, with Pastor Larry Schumacher presiding. Friends may sign the book now until service at the funeral home. There will be no viewing; her body was donated to science per her wishes. Memorials may be made to the Leta Ochs Funeral Expense Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 146; 415 N. Main
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 21, 2015