Nellie M. Schnitker, 97, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Hays Medical Center in Hays.


     Nellie M. Schnitker, 97, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Hays Medical Center in Hays.
     She was born May 2, 1914, at Holcomb to Eli and Maude (Elliott) Bender. She married Paul Schnitker on July 17, 1937, at Lamar, Colo. He preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1983.
     A resident of Lewis, she was a telephone operator.
     Survivors include four sons, Kenneth of Salina, Arnold of Wichita Falls, Texas, Edward of Kansas City, Mo., and Robert of Derby; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by three sisters.
     The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Lewis Methodist Church in Lewis, with the Rev. Dennis Kuder presiding. Burial will be in Wayne Cemetery in Lewis.
     Friends may call from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at McKillip Memorial Funeral Home, Kinsley.
     Memorials are suggested to the church in care of McKillip Memorial Funeral Home, PO Box 304, Kinsley, KS 67547.