Rural St. John, KS Dateline:
Bertie Lou Hayden, age 88 passed away on Nov. 15, 2016 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. She was born on Sept. 17, 1928 in rural Hudson, KS, the daughter of Jacob and Nettie (Ricker) Siefkes. She was a life-long Stafford County resident and a retired school teacher. She graduated from Emporia State Teachers College. On Dec. 22, 1951, she married Leo L. Hayden of Hudson, KS, he survives of the home. Her memberships include Peace Church, Hudson, KS and First United Methodist Church, Great Bend, KS. Survivors include her husband Leo; a daughter, Connie Sue Schmidt (James), Bel Aire, KS; a granddaughter, Megan Schmidt, Bel Aire, KS. She was preceded in death by both parents; a daughter, Denise Lee Hayden; two brothers, Melvin and William Siefkes; two sisters, Marie Giesler and Gladys Dunn. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Trinity Community Church, Hudson, KS., with Pastor Lennie Maxwell presiding. Burial will follow at the Peace Cemetery, North of Hudson, KS. Visitation will be on Friday from 1-8PM with family present from 6-8PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Trinity Community Church or the Peace Church both in care of Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 34, St. John, KS. 67576.