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Arlene Caroline Yarmer

Arlene Caroline Yarmer, 86, passed away peacefully June 28, 2024, at Brookdale Assisted Living, Great Bend, Kan.  She was born January 6, 1938, in rural Hoisington, Kan., to John Edward and Antonia Marie (Langer) Stoss.  Arlene married Vernon Adolph Yarmer May 22, 1956, in Olmitz, Kan.  He died June 21, 2008.

Arlene, a longtime resident of Russell and Barton Counties, was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, St. Ann Altar Society, and the Sunflower Polka Club, teaching many friends and family members how to dance over the years.  She was known as a hard worker who kept order on the farm, loved to cook, garden, embroider and in later years, travel.  Above all, she was devoted to her family, being a stoic example of strength and independence.

Survivors include one son, Verlin Yarmer and wife Susanne of Russell; three daughters, Rhonda Glassman and husband John of Russell, Becky Cameron and husband Allen of Grant City, Mo., Rochelle Kuhn and husband Curtis of Victoria, Kan.; daughter in law, Valerie Yarmer of Russell; sister in law, Darlene Stoss of Hoisington; and 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren with one soon to arrive.

Arlene was preceded in death by son, Robert Yarmer; brother, Ed Stoss; and three sisters, Leona Reichuber, Evelyn Penka and Erma Schlochtermeier.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Olmitz, Kan., with Father Warren Stecklein presiding.  Interment will follow at St. Ann Cemetery, Olmitz.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, with a Vigil and Altar Society Rosary at 7:00 p.m.  Memorials may be given to St. Ann Catholic Church, Sunflower Polka Club or Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS  67544.


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Hoisington, KS 67544


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