Viola Vanous

September 23, 1921 ~ July 10, 2019 (age 97)


Obituary of Viola Vanous:

     Viola Vanous Barker Hedstrom, daughter of Alfred Havel and Matilda (Klaumann) Havel was born September 23, 1921 at rural Cuba, Kansas and passed away on July 10, 2019 at Republic County Hospital, Belleville, KS at the age of 97.

     She graduated from Cuba High School in 1939 and was the Valedictorian of her senior class.  She was united in marriage to Raymond E. Vanous on December 17, 1941 and to this union two children were born, Richard and Linda.  She was employed at D&H dress shop and Bakers dress shop in Belleville, KS and was a book keeper and bank teller at First National Bank in Belleville, KS for many years. 

     She is a member of Central Christian Church, Belleville, KS, CWF, Homemakers EHU, Republic County Czech Club.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Matilda Havel, husbands, Raymond Vanous; F E Barker; Harold Hedstrom; son, Richard Vanous, step son, Don Barker, two step grandsons, Darren Shiflett; Luke Simmons, one brother, Virgil Havel, three sisters, Blanche Stanton, Marjorie Bodin, Marcella Thompson.

     She is survived by one daughter, Linda E. (Larry) Tebow of Courtland, KS, seven grandchildren, Ronnie Vanous, Joe Tebow, Philip Vanous, Jessy Tebow, Brent Vanous, Nathan Vanous, Tony Tebow,  fourteen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, two step sons, George Barker, Lonnie Hedstom, three step daughters, Nyla Suffron, Mona Simmons, Marcia Casagranda, step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, one brother, Alfred Havel Jr. of Belleville, KS, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

     Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM, Saturday, July 13, 2019, Central Christian Church, Belleville, KS.

     Interment will be in Belleville Cemetery, Belleville, KS.

     Memorials may be given to Viola Vanous Memorial Fund.

     Friends may call on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 1 PM to 8 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6 PM to 8 PM.

     Online condolences and information at

     Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS in charge of arrangements.

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July 12, 2019

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bachelor-Surber Memorial Chapel, Belleville, KS
1322 19th Street
Belleville, KS 66935

Funeral Service
July 13, 2019

10:30 AM
Central Christian Church
2329 O Street
Belleville, KS 66935

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