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Mary Ellen “Jill” Herres
Mary Ellen “Jill” Herres
Mary Ellen “Jill” Herres

HOISINGTON - Mary Ellen “Jill” Herres, 94, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2020, in Hoisington.  She was born in White Hall, Illinois, to Dr. Hans William and Marian (Winn) Broberg.  Jill was a resident of Hoisington, Kansas.

Jill was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority at Kansas State University where she met her future husband, James Edward “Eddie” Herres.  She graduated from K-State in 1947 and moved to San Francisco, California, to work.  She and Eddie were married on October 18, 1947, in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California.  They moved back to Hoisington where Eddie was born and raised and she became an active member of the community.

An avid reader, Jill was a long time Board member of the Hoisington Library.  She loved animals, especially dogs, and had some very special pets.  She enjoyed playing golf and attending local concerts, theater and events; she traveled to Europe and Asia.  She remained involved with Delta Delta Delta and really enjoyed her PEO sisters and their good times.  

She was passionate about her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.   

She and Eddie raised two children, Blake E. Herres, DDS, of Hoisington, and Kim A. Herres, of Atlanta, GA.  They survive and will miss her so very much.  She was a wonderful and loving mother and wife and so much fun!  Young and old enjoyed her company and she had friends of all ages and all walks of life.   All who knew her will miss this very special person who loved life and lived it to its fullest.  

Jill is survived by; her children, Blake and Kim; and her sister, Elizabeth Bowers (Shannon) of Sun City West, AZ; grandchildren, Addie Baird (Zach), Sarah Linsner (Kevin) and Hannah Herres; eight great grandchildren; and two nieces and two nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her brother, Dr.  William Broberg, of Hoisington.

Cremation has been chosen.  Services will be private, immediate family only. Friends may sign the book 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, the Hoisington Library, or the Golden Belt Humane Society, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home

P.O. Box 146

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 16, 2020