Hazel Maxine Kircher 1918 - 2005 Louisburg
Mass of Christian Burial for Hazel Maxine Kircher, 86, Louisburg, will be at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Church in Louisburg. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Louisburg.Mrs. Kircher died Saturday, July 30, 2005, in Louisburg from complications of Parkinson's Disease.She was born Oct. 21, 1918, in Stilwell, the daughter of Newton Lee and Alice Lucinda Perdue Pedigo. She graduated from Cleveland High School in Cleveland, Mo., and attended business college in Kansas City. She later moved to Louisburg.Mrs. Kircher was a homemaker and farmed with her husband in rural Louisburg. They were honored by the Kansas Banker's Assn., with the Miami County Soil Conservation Award in 1978. She was a member and leader of the Kuntry Club EIIU, the Alter Society and quilters group of the Immaculate Conception Church. She was a charter member of the Marais des Cygnes Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also referenced in published works for her genealogical research.She married Charles Leonard Kircher on Nov. 23, 1940, in Wea. He died in December of 1978.A granddaughter also died earlier.Survivors include two sons, Paul W. Kircher, Louisburg, and Robert L. Kircher, Lawrence; a daughter, Marjorie E. Westfall, Mission; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday with a rosary service at 8 p.m. Monday at the church.The family suggests memorials to the Louisburg USD 416 Endowment Assn., or Louisburg Library Fund, sent in care of Wilson & Son Funeral Home, 120 S. Broadway, Louisburg 66053.