Obituary: Lois Faye Huebert

Lois Faye Huebert (8/11/1921-2/7/2018) of Halstead died peacefully after a long and wonderful life. She is survived by her sister, Mary Beth in California, many nieces and nephews, their children and a large extended family. She was preceded in death by her sister, Polly Murray, her parents, and many dear relatives and friends.

Lois had a remarkable life. She was born and raised in Halstead, graduating from Halstead High School in 1939. She worked as a kindergarden teacher in California before going to school at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., to become a physical therapist. From there, she worked with children suffering from polio for many years, moving around the country with the epidemic. She then settled back in Wichita and worked at the Institute for Logopedics specializing in treatment of cerebral palsy until her retirement in 1985. She was loved by patients and their families, and kept relationships with them for decades.

After retiring, she returned to Halstead, where she was close to her sister, Polly, and was very active in the community. She was a founding member of the Halstead Historical Society, she volunteered at the Halstead Hospital, and was always busy helping friends and neighbors. She had many adventures in her life including rafting down the Grand Canyon and international travel visiting Venezuela, Aruba and Holland. Lois led an exemplary life, and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be schedule for a later date.

Memorials may be given to the Halstead Historical Society or Halstead Bible Fellowship in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

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Tom Collier, 67, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, while he and his wife Mary were vacationing in the Dominican Republic.

Services are pending and will be announced by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.


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