Luella Mae (Zook) Bitikofer

Female 1920 - 2012  (91 years)


Bitikofer, Luella

The Newton Kansan

Luella Mae Bitikofer


HESSTON Luella Mae Bitikofer, 91, passed away on Saturday (May 19, 2012) at Schowalter Villa. 

She was born on July 24, 1920, in Cass County, Mo., the third of seven children to Edward and Nancy (Hershberger) Zook. On Jan. 17, 1943, she married Henry Bitikofer in rural Garden City, Mo. He passed away on Nov. 27, 2006.

She was a member of the Whitestone Mennonite Church. Her last years were spent visiting with family and friends, reading and putting together many puzzles while living at Schowalter Villa. 

She is survived by daughters, LaVera Ollek of Wichita, Evelyn and Jim Zook of Newton, Melva and Wendell Janke of Topeka, Anita and John Schimmel of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Linda and Larry Miles of Wichita. She has six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, 10 stepgreat-grandchildren and 10 stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Surviving brothers are Alvin Zook of Garden City, Mo., Allen Zook of Ohio, Marvin Zook of Hesston and John Zook of Goshen, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sisters, Mary Erb and Erma Zimmerman; one son-in-law, Gary Ollek; and one foster grandson, David.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today (May 22, 2012) at Schowalter Villa Chapel in Hesston. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday (May 23, 2012) at Schowalter Villa Chapel in Hesston. Burial will follow at Spring Valley Cemetery in Canton.

Memorials may be sent to Schowalter Villa Good Samaritan Fund, in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster, P.O. Box 32, Hesston, KS 67062.

Owner/SourceHarvey County Genealogical Society
Date22 May 2012
Linked toLuella Mae (Zook) Bitikofer

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