HALSTEAD — Maureen L. Wedel, 76, former Halstead Hospital and Hertzler Clinic R.N., died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Laramie, Wyo.

She was born Nov. 12, 1936, at Las Animas, Colo., to Maurice P. and Bernice E. (Boyd) Kenworthy.

She was a 1954 graduate of Bent County High School and a 1957 graduate of Halstead Hospital School of Nursing. She was a former Halstead resident since 1954, moving to Laramie in 2006.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Ruth-Wilson American Legion Post 231 Auxiliary, both of Halstead, and V.F.W. Post 2221 Auxiliary, Laramie, Wyo.

On Sept. 3, 1957, she married Vernon Dale Wedel at Las Animas, Colo. He passed away Nov. 30, 2006.

Survivors include sons: Dale Wedel, Laramie, Wyo., Maurice Wedel, Medicine Lodge; grandsons: Tanner and Theron Wedel, Medicine Lodge; brother: Louis M. "Mel" Kenworthy, Halstead; step-mother: Evaline Kenworthy, Las Animas, Colo.; sister-in-law: Lois (Lynn) Medley, Fountain Hills, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bernice Wedel.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead. The family will be present from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, Halstead, with the Rev. Jane Voelkel officiating.

Burial will follow at Halstead Cemetery, Halstead.

Memorials may be given to the Bernice Wedel Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.