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Norma Urbanek

Services for Norma Regina Urbanek, 91, who died Sunday at McPherson Health and Rehabilitation Center will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, McPherson, with Rosary preceding Mass.

Graveside services and interment will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Newton.

Born March 7, 1926, to Leo and Elnora Winter Hecht in Andale, she moved to Wichita after graduating from high school in Andale.

She married William J. Urbanek on June 3, 1967. They lived on a farm near Pilsen until retiring and moving to Newton.

She attended St. John Nepomuncene Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar Society.

In Newton, she attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone for more than 20 years.

Survivors include daughter Sandra Pontious of McPherson, sister Donna Lies of Colwich, and three grandchildren.

Her husband, brothers Leo “Bud” Hecht and William Hecht, and sisters Loretta Hecht, Winifred Hecht, Salome Hecht, Frieda Daily, Jean Ridder, Leoba Hecht, and Mary Hecht preceded her in death.

A memorial has been established with St. Joseph Catholic Church, McPherson.

Last modified Jan. 11, 2018