Armella M. Stramel Gosch


Armella M. Stramel Gosch, 86, of Garden City, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita.

Armella M. Stramel Gosch, 86, of Garden City, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita.

She was born Oct. 10, 1925, in Hays, to Ned and Barbara Jacobs Stramel.

On Jan. 3, 1949, she married Verle Butler in Deerfield.

Mrs. Gosch worked as a registered nurse at St. Catherine Hospital for several years before going to work at Kearny County Hospital for 36 years. She retired as a registered nurse at Kearny County Hospital. She was a former resident of Deerfield and Lakin. She was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church of Garden City, the Dominican Sisters of Great Bend, Altar Society, the Elks Lodge and RSVP. She enjoyed handiwork and volunteering at various organizations in Garden City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mary Katherine Butler; and a son, Verle "Bill" Butler.

Survivors include six children, Elaine Wainscott of Kansas City, Kan., Barbara Hiatt of Tulsa, Okla., Terry Butler of Deerfield, Kerry Butler of Garden City, Steven Butler of Deerfield, and Jody Ledford of Cimarron; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A vigil service and rosary will begin at 7 tonight at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 28 at Deerfield Cemetery in Deerfield.

Visitation is until 8 tonight at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Condolences may be emailed to Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Catholic Church or St. Catherine Hospice, both in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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