F lorence May “Flossie” Wertenberger, 93, of Sabetha, Kansas passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha.
Flossie was born on March 13, 1922 to Frank and Rosina (Esslinger) Williams of Bala, Kansas. She attended school at the Bala Elementary School through the eighth grade. She graduated from Stewart’s School of Cosmetology in Topeka, Kansas.
She and her husband owned and operated Kirt’s Hi-Way Service Skelly Truck Stop in Sabetha for over 25 years. Flossie served her community in different ways. She was a diligent worker for the Four Mile Corner Labor Day coffee break for many, many years and served on the election board in Sabetha acting as supervising judge for many of those years. She was a member of the Sabetha Saddle Club and worked very hard selling advertising for the annual Sabetha Rodeo. She was a past member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid sports fan attending all the sporting events, watching her children and grandchildren play basketball, football, volleyball, softball, baseball and track. Some of her pastimes included crocheting, bowling, working the cript-a-quote and collecting elephants.
Flossie was a member of the Trinity Church of the Brethren of Sabetha for many years, serving as the pianist/organist while attending there. She most recently attended the Twin Oaks EFC Church in Sabetha.
Flossie married Kirt P. Wertenberger on June 1, 1942 at the Presbyterian Church in Bala, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a daughter, Vonda Lee; her siblings, Clarence Williams, Clifford Williams, Lillian Young, Herman Williams, Roy Williams, Frank Williams, Henry Williams, and Donald Williams; and a son-in-law, Raymond Jackman.
Survivors include a daughter, Sue Ann Jackman of Sabetha; two sons, Kirt (Phil) and his wife, Linda Wertenberger, and Rixey and his wife, Brenda Wertenberger both of Sabetha; 10 grandchildren, Mark (Kim) Jackman, Steve (Liz Lewis) Jackman, Doug (Anne) Wertenberger all of Sabetha, Paul (Christina) Wertenberger of Falls City, Nebraska, Aaron (Tiffany) Wertenberger of Clay Center, Kansas, Benji (Erin) Wertenberger of Whitewater, Kansas, Randy (Amy) Wertenberger of Andover, Kansas, Jobi (Rachelle) Wertenberger and Josh Wertenberger both of Sabetha and Cindy (Brent) Wichert of Salina, Kansas and 28 great grandchildren, Jeni (Ryan) Lanter of Hiawatha, J.D. (Darcie) Jackman, Jill (Clint) Dempewolf, Marcus Jackman and Jamie Jackman all of Sabetha, Sara Wertenberger, Emily Wertenberger and Jessica Wertenberger of Falls City, Nebraska, Hannah Wertenberger, Rachel Wertenberger and Kirt Wertenberger all of Sabetha, Brecken Wertenberger, Leighton Wertenberger, Zoe Wertenberger and Sophie Wertenberger all of Clay Center, Kansas, Rhett Wertenberger, Leah Wertenberger, Trey Wertenberger and Lane Wertenberger all of Whitewater, Kansas, Drew Wertenberger, Tyler Wertenberger, Megan Wertenberger and Ellie Wertenberger all of Andover, Kansas, Kyson Wertenberger and Tinley Wertenberger both of Sabetha, Eli Wichert, Micah Wichert and Haddie Wichert all of Salina; 2 step grandsons, Derek Morey and Kyle Morey both of Sabetha; 8 great-great grandchildren, Crayton Lanter and RaeLynn Lanter both of Hiawatha, Jacoby Jackman, Haidyn Jackman, Harper Jackman, Kenzie Dempewolf, Klaira Dempewolf and Malaeny Jackman all of Sabetha; one step great-great granddaughter, Norah Morey of Sabetha and nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service will be held Friday, February 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the NorthRidge Church in Sabetha. Visitation will be Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the NorthRidge Church in Sabetha. The interment will be made in the Sabetha Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity yet to be designated by the family sent in care of the Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia Sabetha, Kansas.