Rita Maxine Klotz

LAKIN - Rita Maxine Klotz, age 81, died on Oct. 21, 2020 in Lakin, KS. She was born on Feb. 14, 1939 at Jacksonville, MS the daughter of Norval Byron and Juanita (McBride) Samuel. Maxine graduated from Gate High School in Gate, OK. She lived in several places before going to work for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline as a Field Station Operator in Hugoton, KS. She later was transferred to Dumas, Texas. She recently moved to Lakin.


She is survived by her daughter, Lydia Howk of Lakin, KS; two sons, Kirk Klotz of St. George, UT and Daniel Klotz of Stinnett, Texas, brother, Frank Seifert of the Philippines, five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.


The family will hold a Memorial Service in Stinnett, Texas, and burial will be in Gate, OK. Memorials are suggested to Kearny County Senior Center in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com