Deloris Desaire, 89, of Salina, Kan., passed away Jan. 7, 2013. She was born Sept. 11, 1923, in Webster, Kan., the daughter of Byron and Daisy (Hatfield) Bennet, and was raised by her mother Daisy and stepfather Donald Fetterolf.
Her survivors include four sons, Donald, of Loveland, Colo., Richard (Jean) and Martin (Sheri) of Salina, Kan., and Leland of Hutchinson, Kan., and four daughters, Arlinda (Ken) McLaughlin of Pinedale, Wyo., Marva Gill of St. Marys, Ohio, Jonetta (Donald) Petty and Karyl Wilson of Salina, Kan. Deloris enjoyed 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, June Bennet.
Deloris was preceded in death by her husband Leo, daughter Mary Divilbiss, son Michael, daughter-in-law Nancy Desaire, great-grandson Isaiah Smith and brothers Chester Bennet and John Fetterolf, as well as her parents and stepfather.
Deloris’s greatest pleasure in life was spending time with her children, their spouses and her grandchildren. After retirement, Deloris and Leo traveled extensively to visit their out-of-state families. While her daughter Arlinda was a teacher at Pinedale Elementary School, Leo and Deloris would visit every August to help her prepare for the upcoming school year.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. 11, 2013, at St. Mary’s Queen of the Universe Catholic Church, with burial in Roselawn Cemetery in Salina, Kan.
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