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Obituary of Olive E. Havel

Olive E. Havel, daughter of Joe and Stella (Zacek) Beneda was born May 22, 1920 at rural Wayne, Kansas and passed away on February 13, 2017 at Republic County Hospital, Belleville, Kansas at the age of 96 years, 8 months and 22 days.
Olive grew up on the family farm near Wayne, Kansas. She attended Stoney Point Country School and Agenda High School. She was united in marriage to
Leon E. Havel on April 8, 1942 and to this union two sons were born, Marlin Lee and Erwin Dale.
Olive and Leon lived on the family farm west of Cuba, Kansas for 44 years. In 1986 they moved to Belleville. She was a farm wife and homemaker. She was a cook for Kravemore 81 Café for many years until it closed and then was employed at Republic County Hospital as a cook until she retired at the age of 91.
She had a special love for her farm animals which they all had a name. The joys of her life were her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, KU and KSU football and basketball, polka music and Czech food.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Stella Beneda, husband, Leon E. Havel in 1990, great granddaughter, Jessica Wagner, two brothers, Ernest J. Beneda, Frank C. Beneda and one sister, Helen Makalous, two sister- in- laws, Viola Beneda, Juanita Beneda, one brother- in- law, Lawrence Makalous.
She is survived by two sons, Marlin (Charlotte) Havel of Belleville, KS, Erwin (Carol) Havel of Hutchinson, KS, five granddaughters, Janell Hadachek of Morganville, KS, Shari (Scott) Barnhart of Hutchinson, KS, Kristy (Dwayne) Cagle of Paris, TX, Tricia (Jason) Wagoner of Concordia, KS, Cathy Havel of Wichita, KS, seven great grandchildren, Erica (Brett) Wilkinson of Manhattan, KS, Kylee (Tim) Kuhns of Ft Worth, TX, Kori (Nick) Mitchell of Otis, KS, Gary Hadachek of Manhattan, KS, Brailey Moeder of Hutchinson, KS, Kenneth Barnhart of Hutchinson, KS, Theron Wagoner of Concordia, KS, step great grandson, Stephen Cagle of Sebring, FL, two great great granddaughters, Sophia and Scarlette Mitchell of Otis, KS, nieces and nephew, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held Ten Thirty AM, Saturday, February 18, 2017, Bachelor-Surber Memorial Chapel, Belleville, KS, conducted by, Rev. Mark McGregor.
Interment will be in National Bohemian (Kopsa) Cemetery, rural Cuba, Kansas.
Memorials may be given to Family’s Choice
Friends may call on Friday , February 17, 2017 from 9 AM to 8 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS, where the family will receive friends from 5 PM to 7 PM Friday.
Online condolences and information at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS in charge of arrangements.

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