Jeanette Kitchen – Obituaries – The Hays Daily News

Jeanette Kitchen, 84, Hays, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

She was born Feb. 13, 1936, in Ellis to George and Virginia (Schmidt) Wiesner. She was a 1954 graduate of Ellis High School.

She married to Donald “Don” Kitchen on Dec. 29, 1956. She worked at JC Penney, K-Mart, and Walmart.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She was an amazing seamstress, she enjoyed dancing, bowling, puzzles and tending to her flower and vegetable gardens.

Survivors include three sons, Mark Kitchen and wife, Millie, Aurora, Colo., Marshall Kitchen and wife, Brenda, Hays, and Brent Kitchen and wife, Shelly, Olathe; two daughters, Kim Betts and husband, Mike, Hays, and Mindi Pfannenstiel and husband, Marty, Mulvane; her ex-husband, Don, Hays; a brother, Donald Wiesner and wife, Myrlin, Garden Grove, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, Dustin Kitchen and wife, Robin, Brenden and Taylor Kitchen, Blake Kitchen and wife, Tanya, Brian Kitchen and wife, Allison, Kayla Landers and husband, Jake, Dylan, Bailey, and Gage Kitchen, Sheldon, Clay, Taylor, and Jordan Betts, and Austin, Chayton, Easton, and Maci Pfannenstiel; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Norman Wiesner and wife, Freida and Verlyn Wiesner and wife, Karen.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Catholic Charities or St. Joseph Food Pantry, in care of the funeral chapel. Condolences can be sent to the family at

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