LEOTI — Frieda Vernice Graff, 93, died on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at Wichita County Health Center Long Term Care in Leoti. Frieda was born Feb. 13, 1926, at Nashville, Kan., to Joseph Henry and Johanna Marie (Kerschen) Ridder.
A resident of Wichita County since 1930, she graduated from Garden City nursing program in the late 1940s. She later worked as a registered nurse, as well as a homemaker and farm wife. On Oct. 28, 1947, she married Justin Graff in Marienthal, Kan. Justin died on Jan. 24, 2002, in Wichita.
Frieda is survived by six children, Steven Graff of Leoti, Carol Schuster of Phoenix, Allyson Young of Thornton, Colo., Elaine Hodgson of Overland Park, Kan., and Deidre Davidson of Olathe, Kan.; two brothers, Elmer Ridder of Leoti and Norman Ridder of Whitehall, Mont.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Roger Graff and John Graff; and two brothers, Joseph Ridder Jr. and Jerome Ridder.
Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal. Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Marienthal. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti.
Memorials may be given to the Frieda V. Graff Memorial Fund in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, P.O. 161, Leoti, KS 67861.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral Home website at priceandsons.com.