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Evelyn Schultz

DERBY — Evelyn Mary Schultz, age 90, special and beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away Feb. 3, 2014.

Evelyn was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Lost Springs, Kan. She graduated from Lincolnville High School and from Business Preparatory School in Wichita in 1942.

She worked as a secretary in Washington, D.C., during World War II, later settling in Newton, where she worked nearly 30 years for the Kansas State Employment Service.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Clara Beneke; husband, Arthur Schultz in July 2013; brother, LaVerne Beneke; and sister, Lorena Blankensop.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Bruce) Baugh of Derby; grandchildren, Heather (Gene) Jani, Hilary (Keith) Ecklund, Sydney (Clayton) Kaus; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Gage, Carly, and Reid; and siblings, Lila (Al) Gooding and Alfred (Donna) Beneke.

Visitation was Sunday at Smith Mortuary, Derby. Funeral service was Monday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wichita.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church. Send condolences and view tributes via

Last modified Feb. 13, 2014