94, of Rolla

Clara C. Kirch, 94 of Rolla, MO died at 3:27 p.m. Sunday February 24, 2013 at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla.

She was born October 10, 1918 in Wellston, OK the daughter of Fritz Jr. and Rosie (Janssen) Stein.

Clara married Edwin Kirch on August 14, 1940 in Wellston, OK. They resided in Wellston and El Reno, OK, Butler, MO, Girard and Frontenac, KS. After Edwin’s death in 2005, Clara moved to Rolla, MO. Edwin and Clara farmed together for 58 years before moving to Frontenac.

She was baptized and confirmed at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wellston. She was currently a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Marshfield, MO. While living in Frontenac she and Edwin were members of the Faith Lutheran Church in Pittsburg.

Survivors include a daughter Berniece Strandberg and husband Richard and a Granddaughter Kristin Strandberg all of Rolla. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edwin and a brother Ernest.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday March 1, 2013 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Pittsburg with Pastor’s Edwin Lehmann and Aaron Schumann officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church. Condolences can be sent to www.friskelfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions can be made to the Faith Lutheran Church, the Peace Lutheran Church or Donor’s Choice. Memorials may be mailed to the Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay/P.O. Box 907 Frontenac, KS 66763.