Karen J. Schumacher, 77, Hays, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at Hays Medical Center.

She was born April 27, 1941, in Hays to Adolph and Rose (Leiker) Kryzer. She was a 1959 graduate of Girls Catholic High School.

She married Donald L. “Donny” Schumacher on Sept. 28, 1959, in Schoenchen and they celebrated over 59 years of marriage. She worked in the business office at St. Anthony Hospital and was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella Circle No. 254 and the Buckeye FCE Ladies Club.

She enjoyed her pinochle card club, playing bingo, crocheting, embroidering tea towels and traveling with her husband and family. She was a loyal Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan and she enjoyed animals, taking them in and caring for them.

Survivors include her husband, of the home in Hays; two sons, Todd Schumacher and wife, Melissa, Topeka, and Ty Schumacher, of the home in Hays; a daughter, Tanya Staats and husband, Brian, Great Bend; two sisters, Janice Arnold, Hays and Phyllis Kryzer, Wichita; and six grandchildren, Cody Schumacher and wife, Taryn, Courtney Schumacher, Connor Schumacher, Charell Owings and husband, Jeremy, Cierra Einsel and husband, Darin, and Collin Rous and wife, Anna.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m.Friday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a vigil at 6:30 p.m., both at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society of the High Plains in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be left at www.haysmemorial.com.