Dr. Ann Elizabeth Liston Obituary

Dr. Ann Elizabeth Liston, 83, formerly of Hays, died Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Wilson Treatment and Rehab in Wilson, Kansas. 

She was born August 6, 1937, and viewed as Harlan, Iowa, her hometown.

Ann earned her master’s degree from Michigan State College, was a enthusiast of Spartan football and left her assortment of American needlework (one particular of her places of certain research) to MSU.  Ann obtained her doctorate from Ohio Condition College.

She joined the faculty at Fort Hays Point out University in 1968 the place she used her entire vocation. She was a professor of background, an advisor, and retired as chair of her section.  While at FHSU, Ann served on a lot of committees, which include the department scholarship committee, and she sponsored Phi Alpha Theta, a heritage honor culture.

She supported college student involvement in the Ellis County Historical Modern society and served as curator of heritage at FHSU’s Sternberg Museum of Organic History. Ann also was a member of the Kansas Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. In the local community, she was a Hays General public Library board member, an lively participant in Good friends of the Library, and encouraged library audio systems.

Ann was a member of the Hays Professional medical Middle Auxiliary. She also led ebook discussions, portion of the Discuss About Literature in Kansas application of the humanities council.

Ann was an avid fan of jazz and other sorts of audio and, in accordance to the musicians she understood, a good listener.  Musicians and teachers Brad Dawson and Luke Johnson from the Hays place confirmed their appreciation by taking part in at Ann’s birthday celebrations at Wilson Care and Rehab.        

Ann’s father, Glen Liston, was a journalist, photographer and newspaper editor.  Her mother, Mildred, was highly educated at a time when it was abnormal for women of all ages.  She taught house economics, presently Spouse and children and Consumer Science.

Survivors incorporate buddies Kate Dutton Coddington of Wamego, Kansas Elaine Garrison of Kansas City, Missouri and former learners and colleagues at FHSU.

Honorary pallbearers are Richard “Junior” Brown Dr. David Goodlett Andrew Warren Gerald Spaits Ben Markley and Clint Ashlock.              

Ann’s longtime partner, the late “Frank” (Francis) Windholz, rests in the Gorham, Kansas, cemetery.  Ann’s brother Philip, sister Susan, and their moms and dads also preceded Ann in dying.

For every her request, Ann has been cremated.  Whilst situations do not allow for a support now, a musical celebration of Ann’s existence is prepared for early August.                      

Memorial donations are proposed to the Humane Culture of the Substantial Plains and Buddies of the (Hays General public) Library, specified for new music programming in treatment of Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Road, Hays, Kansas 67601.

Condolences can be despatched by way of e-mail to [email protected] or can be left at guest reserve at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com  

Posted on April 10, 2021

Marilynn Veness

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