Donnie L. Beltz, 78, died on Thursday, February 9, 2012, at South Wind Hospice House, Pratt, Kansas. The daughter of James T. & Bessie (Richardson) Lappin, she was born on July 28, 1933, at Dodge City, Kansas. She and Elton D. Beltz were married on June 10 1951 in Hodgeman County Lutheran Church. Donnie and family were a Kiowa County rancher and cattleman. Previously she had retired for the SRS office, owned Argus Hotel and Coffee Shop in Hugoton. She was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church of Greensburg Kansas. Survivors include, two sons, Dale R. Beltz and wife Janine, Hugoton, Ks., Chris L. Beltz and wife Margaret, Hugoton, Ks.; two sisters, Anna May Weilert Works, Humbolt, Ks., Jimmie Powell, Louisville, Tx.; two sister-in-laws, Roberta Maier, Dodge City, Ks., Phyllis Meadows, Dodge City, Ks.; Special Friends, Fred & Paula Neier, Greensburg, Ks.; six grandsons, 1 granddaughter and host of other relatives and friends. She a was preceded in by her parents, husband, Elton Beltz, one son, Johnny Wayne Beltz, one sister, Frances Link, two brothers, David & Wilford Lappin. A memorial has been established for the South Wind Hospice Home. Memorials may be mailed to South Wind Hospice Home- 496 Yucca Lane- Pratt, Ks. 67124.
Funeral service were held at Peace Lutheran Church in Greensburg, Kansas,
with Pastor Merlyn Lohrke and burial in the Hugoton Cemetery, Hugoton, Ks.