February 8, 2023

Iona Mae Dierks, age 86, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Wichita County LTCU in Leoti, Kansas. Iona was born February 16, 1929 in Greenwood County, Kansas, the daughter of James Owen & Margaret Almira (Hirsh) Tatman. A Wichita County, Kansas resident since 1948, she was a farm wife and homemaker.

Iona was a member of the First Baptist Church in Leoti, Kansas.

On March 28, 1948, she married W. Clair Dierks at Madison, Kansas. Clair passed away on June 20, 2000 in Leoti, Kansas.

Iona’s surviving family includes-

Two daughters-

Jana & Ed Simon- Marienthal, Kansas

Ruth Ritter- Leoti, Kansas

Six Grandchildren-

Aaron Dierks- Casper, Wyoming

Matt Dierks- Sheridan, Wyoming 

Paul Simon- Marienthal, Kansas

Amber Stevens- Junction City, Kansas

A.J. Simon- Leoti, Kansas

Laura Callen Leoti, Kansas

Eight great grandchildren

Her parents, seven brothers , one sister, her husband, 2 sons, Harold Dierks and Mark Dierks, a grandson, Hans Dierks and son in law, Michael Ritter precede her in death 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Leoti, Kansas with the Reverend Gary Salmans officiating.

Burial will be in Leoti Cemetery in Leoti, Kansas.

Friends may call from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday and from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm Monday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.

Memorials may be given to the Wichita County Long Term Care Unit in care of the funeral home.