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  • Eris Marie Zagar

  • Eris Marie Zagar, 88, of rural Girard, died at 7:53 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2012, at the Heritage Nursing Home at Girard, Kansas.

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  • Eris Marie Zagar, 88, of rural Girard, died at 7:53 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2012, at the Heritage Nursing Home at Girard, Kansas.
    Mrs. Zagar was born November 16, 1923, at Pittsburg, Kansas, the daughter of Pete and Anna Kiado Darigo. Eris attended Fleming Grade School and graduated from Cherokee High School. She worked in Pittsburg a short time and then went to work in the office of Puritan Dairy until she married Frank Zagar on December 27, 1950, at Fleming, Kansas. Before her marriage, she played softball and was on a bowling team and was the top member of the team. She also belonged to a dancing group that danced on stage at theaters. She was a very good cook. She baked beautiful pies that were super good, especially coconut pies. She also specialized in prune rolls and Dan Willis mentioned her name on the radio many times.
    After her marriage, she became farm orientated very quickly and drove trucks and tractors to work ground for planting and for hauling grain to the bins at home and to market in Girard. She learned to take care of cattle, especially when cows were having calves. When the farm began the registered Angus business, she took care of all the paperwork and transfers where the animals were sold. When the farm joined the Four State Angus Association, she and Frank managed the association for 14 years, having two sales each year. She will always be remembered by family members and everyone as a very kind and generous person and a friend to everyone. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg.
    Survivors include her husband, Frank, of the home, and a daughter, Eris Ann Zagar, of Columbia, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, and a brother, Pete Darigo.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, October 5, 2012, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg with Father Michael Baldwin as the celebrant. Burial will be at the Pittsburg Garden of Memories. The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Bedene Funeral Home at Arma. Rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bedene Chapel. The family suggests memorials to Angels Among Us or the Patient Assistance Fund at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center at Columbia, Mo. Donations may be sent to or left at the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, KS 66712.

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