Melvena Rieth


PIERCEVILLE — Melvena Fern Rieth, 79, of Pierceville, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

PIERCEVILLE — Melvena Fern Rieth, 79, of Pierceville, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

She was born Feb. 22, 1935, in Pierceville, to John Frederick and Minnie Marie Bates Husband.

A lifetime resident of Pierceville, Mrs. Rieth had been a beautician for 42 years before working for Arkvalley Pheasant. She was a member of Pierceville Federated Church in Pierceville, the Kansas State Hatchers Association, North American Game Bird Association and Home Demonstration Unit.

On July 19, 1953, she married Henry Rieth in Tangier, Okla. He survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Lisa Irwin of Pierceville; a son, Edward Rieth of Garden City; two sisters, Thelma M. Wells of Goddard, and Claudette and husband Vern Beavers of Pierceville; a brother, Billy D. and wife Phyllis Husband of Kingwood, Texas; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James F. and C.E. Husband; and three sisters, Mary B. Hutton, M. Pearl McDonald and Betty VanBuskirk.

Funeral will begin at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Pierceville Federated Church in Pierceville. Burial will be at Pierceville Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City. Condolences may be sent at Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.


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