HUGOTON – Gertrude LaVaun Knier, 96, died April 11, 2013, at Wheatridge Park Care Center, Liberal.
She was born Jan. 14, 1917, to Ralph & Alicee (Farrar) Haight in Hugoton.
She married Scherel Knier Jan. 16, 1937, in Hugoton. He preceded her in death.
She was member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Church Choir, Stevens County Extension, Prairie Neighbors Club, Stevens County Farm Bureau and volunteer for Home Town Hospice, all of Hugoton. The couple were both members of Clover Leaf Grange.
Survivors include her son, Donald Knier, Hugoton,; one daughter, Vonda Raney and husband, Larry, Hugoton; one brother, Darrell Haight, Wichita; seven grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Charles Haight, one sister, Verla Clark, and one granddaughter Denise Leonard.
• Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church of Hugoton.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the United Methodist Church of Hugoton.
Memorials are suggested to the Denise Leonard Scholarship Fund and United Methodist Church and may be mailed to Paul’s Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, KS. 67951.