Aug. 19, 1938 – Sept. 15, 2017
Wilma Pfeiff, 79, of Winona, Kansas, passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. She was born on Aug. 19, 1938, to Hayden and Lou (Butler) Ross in Ordway, Colorado. Wilma graduated from Olney Springs High School in the spring of 1956. She married Bobby Leo Pfeiff on Dec. 15, 1957, at the Olney Springs Methodist Church and they resided in Boone Colorado. In the summer of 1960, they relocated to Winona, Kansas.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and grandmother, Wilma was a Cub Scout leader for many years. She worked at the school as bus radio operator for a time. Wilma and Bob purchased a restaurant, and she ran The Lucky 7 Café and later the Country Kitchen in Winona. Wilma was active in the Winona Chamber of Commerce. In 1998 Wilma attended Colby Community College. She then worked at The Oak Tree Inn until she retired. Her passions were gardening and her pond.
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Pfeiff, and one sister, Eula May (Sue) McClanahan.
She is survived by her son Dennis (Traci), of Delphos, Kansas, daughter Sandra Margheim, of Winona, Kansas, daughter Chris Stout, of Hays, Kansas, son Ken (Kristie), of Sutherland, Nebraska, and daughter Brenda Pfeiff, of Haslet Texas; grandchildren Dennis Pfeiff Jr., Girard Pfeiff, Amber Newman, Savannah Witt, Sheyenne Hansen, Mike Margheim Jr., Jon Margheim, Doug Margheim, Kelsea Zentz, Wyatt Zentz, Anthony Pfeiff, Timothy Pfeiff, Matthew Pfeiff and Jeremiah Pfeiff; two sisters, Alice Nesselhuff and Judy Krosovec of Pueblo, Colorado; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at the United Methodist Church, Winona. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at the United Methodist Church, Winona. Memorials can be made to Winona Chamber of Commerce in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 204, Oakley, KS 67748. For condolences or information visit www.baalmannmortuary.com.