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Rita Lavonne (Hochandel) Slous 1931 - 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Rita Lavonne (Hochanadel) Slous, age 86, Springfield, Mo., passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in her home surrounded by her loving family. 

Rita was born Nov. 29, 1931, to Lawrence and Maurine Hochanadel. She graduated from Olmitz High School and attended Kansas Newman University, Wichita, Kan., as a registered Lab Technologist. Rita was united in marriage to Bill Slous, who was from Whellersburg, Ohio, on Oct. 1, 1952, in Hoisington, Kan. She started her hospital career at the Hoisington Lutheran Hospital. Rita retired from Cox North Medical Center as a night supervisor in the hospital laboratory. She enjoyed doing ceramics, casinos and playing card games. Her greatest love was spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children, Susan Slous, Douglas Slous, Michael Slous, and Nita Brack, all of Springfeld, Mo., Robert Slous and wife Tracey, Branson, Mo., Scott Slous and wife Karen, St. Augustine, Fla., Dan Slous and wife Heather, Salida, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Dave, Max, Don, Mark, and Gery Hochanadel; four sisters, Rosalie Robl, Judy Flax, Mary Smith, Diane Schwartz; and a host of family and friends. The family would like to make a special thank you to Sister Bernadette Goesling from SEAS Church for her support and friendship through this journey. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill Slous; son, Mark Slous; parents, Lawrence and Maurine Hochanadel; brother, Tony Hochanadel; sister, Theresa Johnson; and three brothers-in-law, Gene Flax, Martin Robl, and Arlon Johnson.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., with Rosary and Vigil to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, celebrated by Father Anselm Eke. Inurnment will be in Hoisington Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home 

P.O. Box 146 

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 11, 2018