VELLA MAE KRAFT JANTZ, 91
Vella Mae Kraft Jantz, 91, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Wichita, KS. She was born January 2, 1929 in Wichita to Walter and Alma (Mehl) Kingan.
Vella Mae was a longtime Holyrood, KS resident, living there since age four. She married Clarence Kraft in Holyrood on December 8, 1948. She was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church, the Ladies’ Aide, Quilting Bee, and the Red Hats. She worked as the city treasurer and clerk for many years as well as a cook at the Little Chef Café and the Big L.
Vella Mae is survived by her daughters, Gayle Woodhouse (Woody) of Emporia, KS, Karla Reif (Eldon) of Holyrood, and Leah Redding (Rusty) of Wichita; and grandsons, Zachary Redding of Odessa, FL, Wyatt Redding (Aubry) of Lenexa, KS, and Tanner Redding of Wichita. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence and brother, Ralph Kingan.
Visitation: 11:00 a.m. – noon, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
Graveside service: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Holyrood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, KS. 67439.
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