Inez M. Blau, age 92, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from complications after contracting the COVID-19 virus. She was born on November 7, 1928 in Falfarrios, Texas, the daughter of Juan Nicholas and Soledad Garcia-Campos.
Inez Moved to Selkirk,Kansas at an early age and attended Selkirk Grade School.
She attended Wichita County High School and the St. Catherine Hospital School of Nursing. She worked in healthcare until her retirement. Inez said,”My experience in Wichita County has taken me into one of the most interesting phases of my career. I’ve had employment with 15 doctors in 43 years.” Inez enjoyed staying active with baking, gardening, music, and dancing.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal, Kansas until St. Anthony of Paduea Catholic Church was built in Leoti, Kansas. She was active in many church activities including the Daughters of Isabella, Altar Society: the Crucillos. Inez was also a member of the Business and Professional Women, VFW Auxiliary, American GI Forum, Girl Scout Leaders of America, and the Leoti Latin Ladies. Inez Blau has been a resident at the Wichita County Long Term Care since August 2015 where she enjoyed crafts, bingo, patio flower gardening, puzzles, and was an avid football fan, especially the Kansas City Chiefs.
On February 20, 1950 she was married to Matthew Chavez Mora. He passed away in March 15, 1975. On May 30, 1982 she married Rodney L. Blau. He passed away on February 13, 1986.
Inez was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, a brother Charles Campas, a sister, Magdelina Cordova, a sister Louise (Ohl) Korbe.
Survivors include her Two Daughters - Louise & Jim Mckissick of Thornton, Colorado, Ramona Ortega of Garden City, Kansas, One Brother - Rafael “Ray” Campos of Grand Junction, Colorado, Five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great great grandchild.
Due to the recent increase of Covid-19, a private family vigil service will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Leoti, Kansas, and will be streamed live on Facebook at Price & Sons Funeral Home. A private family funeral mass will be held Monday, December 14, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. with Father Tim Hickey. Mass will be streamed live on Facebook at Price and Sons Funeral Home page starting at 9:55 a.m.
Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.
Interment will follow at the Leoti Cemetery.
Memorials can be given to the Wichita County Long Term Care in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home.