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September 27th, 2020

reida houtzELKHART – Reida N. Houtz, 79, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 at Morton County Hospital in Elkhart. 

She was born April 20, 1941 to Paul R. and Emma N. (Ford) Hale in Hardesty, Okla.

She married Jim Houtz Sept. 20, 1957. He survives.   

She received her GED in 1973 through Seward County Community College. 

She was a homemaker as well as the bakery manager for 10 years at Ideal Foods Grocery Store. 

She was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, enjoyed reading, and loved following her grandchildren in all their actives. 

Survivors also include sons: Maurice “Moe” Paul Houtz and wife, Marla, Elkhart, Brett Alan Houtz and wife, Margaret, Ozawkie, John Charles Houtz and wife, Terri, Elkhart, and Jimmy Dean Houtz, Elkhart; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Gene Hale, Roy Hale, and Toby Hale; and sister, Myrna Witzke.

• Cremation has taken place and there will be no service. 

Memorial contributions may be given to the Morton County Hospital in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950. 

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