(August 23, 1937 - February 20, 2011)
Darlene Marie Graff, 73, died Sunday, February 20, 2011, at Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas. She was born August 23, 1937, in Garden City, Kansas, to John and Rachel (Marcotte) Strasser.
She was a secretary for the Scott Coop Association at Marienthal for 22 years and a homemaker. She belonged to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Altar Society. Over the years, she taught religion classes and played the organ for numerous church masses, weddings, and funerals. She loved playing the piano and gave piano lessons to several individuals. In her limited spare time, Darlene enjoyed working in her flower garden.
On December 27, 1956, she married Theodore John Graff in Garden City, Kansas. He survives.
Other survivors include four daughters, Meleesa Louder and husband, Samuel of Lubbock, Texas, Carla Geyer and husband, Daniel of Leoti, Linda Klatt and husband, Eugene of Canton, and Jennifer Rack and husband, Marvin of Hays; three sons, Timothy Graff and wife, Cathy of Scott City, Kurt Graff and wife, Tammy of Leoti, and Loren Graff and wife, Kristen of Salina; fourteen grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, Laverne Duane.
Vigil service will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marienthal.
Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 25, 2011 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marienthal with Fr. Benjamin Martin, Fr. Warren Stecklein, and Fr. John Strasser presiding. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation hours are Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Leoti EMT, John and Rachel Strasser Seminarian Burse, or Catholic masses, all in care of the funeral home.
Obituary courtesy of Price and Sons Funeral Homes of Garden Citym Scott City, Leoti and Tribune.