Larned - Basilia Vieyra, 103, formerly from Larned, died February 3, 2012 at Medicalodge Nursing Home in Kinsley.
She was born to Ricardo and Sanjuana Hernandez Chavez on September 10, 1908 in La Aldea, Gjto., Mexico. She married Pasqual Vieyra on May 1, 1926 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Hutchinson, KS. He died October 7, 1971. They had 7 sons and 5 daughters.
She is survived by five sons; Alex and wife Sally, Hutchinson, Frank and wife Alice, Hutchinson, Joe and wife Sandy, Larned, Benny and wife Ardis, La Crosse, and Ricardo and wife Mary Ann, Junction City; three daughters; Sandy Castor and husband Joe, Schmaumberg, IL, Julia Castaneda and husband Pete, Lewis, Frances Earegood and companion Elmer, Larned. Basilia has forty nine grandchildren, one hundred eight great grandchildren and fifty two great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pasqual, two sons, Luz and Robert and two daughters, Bernadine Rickman and Adelaida Perez and a sister, Micaela Calvillo.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned with father Warren Stecklein presiding. Rosary will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned. Mass of Christian Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery.
Memorial may be given to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned or the Medicalodge Nursing Home, Kinsley; both in care of the Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550.