Irene C. Pfeifer, 77, Hays, Kan., died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Hays Medical Center. She was born Feb. 15, 1926, in Antonino, Kan., the daughter of Jacob and Pauline (Dechant) Haas. She married Albert J. Pfeifer on Aug. 23, 1948, in Hays. She was a homemaker, a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hays and the Ellis Daughters of Isabella.
She is survived by her husband, Albert, of Hays; five sons, Norman J., of Miamisburg, Ohio; Kenneth J., of Red Oak, Texas; Maurice J. and Galen M., both of Hays; and Charles D., of Wichita, Kan.; six daughters, Karen M. Feighny, of Baldwin City, Kan.; Patricia Dean, Nevada, Mo.; Jolene Whitehair and Denise M. Pfeifer, both of Hays; Beverly Jones, Wichita, Kan., and Stephanie Berland, Overland Park, Kan.; two brothers, Aloysius Haas, Durango, Colo.; and Francis Haas, Kearney, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 12, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hays. Burial was in Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Hays. The family suggests memorials for Masses or for the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hays. Pallbearers were her six daughters.