Annabelle Lillian Lenz, 96, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains in Dodge City. She was born on December 26, 1916 in May, Okla., the daughter of Clark Roy and Charlotta (Casler) Seals.
Annabelle was raised in May, Okla., graduating from May High School.
On June 1, 1936, she married Fred Lenz in May, Okla. He preceded her in death on July 28, 1978. They moved to Dodge City shortly after their marriage where they raised their family. Annabelle was very active in her church and with her children's school activities.
She was a member of the First Church of God of Dodge City and a lifetime member of the Women's Missionary Society. Annabelle served as PTA president and also served on the election board.
Annabelle is survived by one daughter, Ramona Demoret and husband Larry of Jetmore; three sons, Jim Lenz and wife Judy of Dodge City, Jerry Lenz of Montezuma, and Joe Lenz and wife Linda of Maize; two sisters-in-law, Mae Bright of Harrison, Ark. and Mamie Rall of South Point, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Fred, she is preceded in death by a daughter in law, Jacki Lenz; a great-granddaugher, Kayla Demoret; two brothers; and eight sisters.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, with the Rev. Darrell Hendrickson presiding. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at Swaim Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the First Church of God in care of the funeral home.
Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.