Frieda Vernice Graff, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Wichita County Health Center Long Term Care in Leoti, Kansas. Frieda was born February 13, 1926 at Nashville, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph Henry & Johanna Marie (Kerschen) Ridder. A resident of Wichita County since 1930, she graduated from Garden City Nursing program in the late 40’s and later worked as a Registered Nurse as well as a homemaker and Farm Wife.
Frieda was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Mary Alter Society, Daughters of Isabella all of Marienthal, Kansas, and Wichita County Health Center Volunteers.
On October 28, 1947 she married Justin Graff in Marienthal, Kansas. Justin passed away on January 24, 2002 in Wichita, Kansas.
Frieda’s surviving family includes:
Steven & Shelly Graff- Leoti, Kansas
Carol & Ron Schuster- Phoenix, Arizona
Allyson & Dale Young- Thornton, Colorado
Elaine & Mike Hodgson- Overland Park, Kansas
Major & Lori Graff- Marienthal, Kansas
Deidre & John Davidson- Olathe, Kansas
Elmer Ridder - Leoti, Kansas
Norman Ridder- Whitehall, Montana
Twelve grandchildren and Fourteen Great Grandchildren
Her husband, Two Sons, Roger Graff & John Graff and Two Brothers, Joseph Ridder, Jr. and Jerome Ridder precede her in death.
Vigil services will be held at 7:00 pm Friday, September 13, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal, Kansas.
Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10:30 am Saturday, September 14, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church with Fathers Tim Hickey & Benjamin Martin and Deacon Don Schmidt officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Marienthal, Kansas
Friends may call Thursday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.
Memorials may be given to the Frieda V. Graff Memorial Fund in care of:
Price & Sons Funeral Home
Leoti, Kansas 67861.