Marcella Louise Dolezal, the daughter of Frank Kalivoda and Rosa (Kauer) Kalivoda, was born October 4, 1915 at rural Agenda, KS and passed away on August 24, 2016 at the Belleville Health Care Center at the age of 100 years, 10 months, and 20 days.
Marcella grew up and attended the Dillehay School, graduating from Agenda Rural High School. On June 20, 1934, she was united in marriage to Elmer Dolezal and to this union was born: Loren Lee and Joe Franklyn. The couple made their home on a farm south of Cuba, KS for many years. They moved to Belleville in 1997. Marcella worked in the Food Departments in School, Hotels, and the Kravemore Restaurant. She was in the original staff at the Republic County Hospital when it opened in 1960 as head of the Foods Department. Marcella then served as Republic County Treasurer for 6 terms (12 years) and continued to work in the treasurer's office until her retirement in 1982.
She was a member of the Cuba Presbyterian Church Guild and the Republic County Czech Club, serving as president and secretary. She also was a member of the Kansas Czech Club, the Lodge Junior Eagles, serving as president and secretary/trustee, a member of E.H.U. and also of the Red Hat Society.
Marcella was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Elmer in 1999; her siblings, Mildred Steier, Edgar Kalivoda, and Donald Kalivoda, and her grandson, Mark Dolezal in June of 2016.
She is survived by two sons, Loren (Beverly) Dolezal of Lawrence, KS and Joe (Sue) Dolezal of Hays, KS; 5 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Cuba Presbyterian Church, Cuba,KS with Pastor Phil Goombi, officiating. Interment will be at the National Bohemian (Kopsa) Cemetery, rural Cuba, KS. Friends may call from 9 AM until 9 PM on Friday at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS where the family will greet friends from 7:30PM until 9 PM.
Memorials are suggested to the Cuba Presbyterian Church or Meadowlark Hospice. Online condolences at www.bachelor-surber.com.
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.
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