Ellen Jane Klotzbach, 84, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute.
She was born Dec, 23, 1927, in New Hope, Mo., the daughter of Tom L. and Leanna Hanson Hammack. When Jane was a young girl, her mother passed away. She was adopted by her father’s wife, Mary Georgia Hammack, who raised her as her own. Jane graduated Buchannan High School, Troy, Mo., in 1945.
She was united in marriage to Wayne Klotzbach on Nov. 13, 1948, in Troy, Mo. During their first 11 years of marriage, while Wayne was employed by Sinclair Pipeline, the couple moved 13 times, eventually settling on the family farm east of Humboldt in 1960. Jane dedicated her time as a farm wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her children, William Klotzbach and wife, Marcia, Humboldt, Marilyn Clave and husband, Robert, Holiday Island, Ark., Stephen Klotzbach and wife, Barbara, Abilene, and Janice Klotzbach, Humboldt; her grandchildren, John Brust, Jennifer Wilson, Amy Ehmke, Jeffrey Klotzbach, Stephenie Klotzbach and Keith Kueny; and 11 great-grandchildren.
It was Jane’s wish to be cremated. The family will receive friends, for remembrance of Jane’s life, 6 to 8 p.m. this evening, Sept. 25 at the Fellowship Hall of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Humboldt.
Services will take place at a later date, to be announced by the family.
The family requests memorial contributions in Jane’s name to the Humboldt Public Library, or the Humboldt Ministerial Alliance’s Food Pantry. These may be left at the church, or at the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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