Barbara Mae Elizabeth (Hocklander) Meitler |

Barbara Mae Elizabeth (Hocklander) Meitler

Barbara Mae Elizabeth (Hocklander) Meitler passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas, at the age of 88. She was born in Utah, on February 1, 1926, to John and Elizabeth Hocklander. Their family was blessed with three boys and seven girls.

Barbara married Pete on March 4, 1947. They moved to Kansas in 1948 where Barbara worked and raised a family of three children, Jennifer, Carl and Lola.

Survivors include her children Jennifer and husband Jay Springer of Rifle, CO, Carl and wife Jacquie Meitler of Glenwood Springs, CO, and Lola Summers of Plainville; sisters Margaret Kuhlman of Moose Lake, MN, Loretta Poole and husband Harlan of Fresno, CA, and Ann Trees and husband Tom of WA; a brother-in-law Bob Thomas of WA; a sister-in-law Judy Hocklander of WA; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elizabeth; husband Pete; brothers Jo, Mike, and Leo; and sisters Marrian, Agnes and Dorothy.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 11:00am at the First Lutheran Church in Plainville with Pastor Mike Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow at the Plainville City Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 2:00 – 8:00pm with a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00pm at the funeral home with Father Joshua Werth officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 320 SW 2nd St, Plainville, KS 67663. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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