Lavina F. Bartel, 74, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City.
She was born August 8, 1938 in Meade County, Kansas, the daughter of Abe and Katherine Friesen. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker.
She was a member of Oasis Church, Miss Kitty Quilters and Red Hat Ladies all in Dodge City.
In 1960 she married Albert Bartel. He survives.
Other survivors include: 3 sons, Lester and wife Naomi, Madison, Alabama, Dwight and wife Lorlyn, Clovis, California and Wayne and wife Lynn, Dodge City; and 6 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Margaret Isaac and an infant sister, Marlene.
Memorial service will be 11:00 am Monday, April 8, 2013 at Valleyview Bible Church, Cimarron, with Pastors Dan Bartel and Gerald Mendenhall officiating. Friends may call from noon to 6:00 pm Sunday at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City. Private family burial will be in Greencrest Memorial Gardens, Dodge City.
The family suggests memorials to Oasis Church in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801. Condolences may be sent to www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com.