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Gayla Berens

Gayla Renee Berens, born on January 20, 1954, in Quinter, KS, peacefully returned to the embrace of our Heavenly Father on December 27, 2023 after spending Christmas surrounded by her family.

Gayla’s life was a testament to her faith and devotion to God. Through her actions, she demonstrated a deep love and care for her family and neighbors, always placing their needs before her own. Gayla’s selflessness and compassionate nature inspired all who had the privilege of knowing her.

In the face of adversity, Gayla remained steadfast, displaying resilience, perseverance, and an unyielding trust in God’s plan. Her determination and unshakeable faith were a shining example of what it means to walk with grace and strength.

Gayla leaves behind her husband, Wayne, and her father, William. Gayla’s memory will forever be cherished by her four children, Allison (Josh), Ryan (Melissa), Craig (Karyn), and Sarah (Darren), as well as her treasured grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Leona.

In her moments of solitude, Gayla found solace and joy in the art of quilting and sewing. These creative endeavors allowed her to express her gratitude for the beauty of God’s creations and to share her talents with those she loved. Through her skilled craftsmanship, she transformed fabric into works of art, each stitch a reflection of her love and dedication.

A ceremony of remembrance and celebration of Gayla’s life will be held on January 2nd at the Church of the Brethren in Quinter, KS. This sacred gathering will offer an opportunity for family, friends, and community members to join together in prayer and thanksgiving, honoring the life of a remarkable woman who touched the hearts of many.

As we bid farewell to Gayla, let us remember her as a devoted servant of God, a beacon of light and love, and a woman who lived her life with faith and humility. May her legacy inspire us to embrace the virtues she embodied and to walk in her footsteps, spreading compassion, kindness, and grace to all those we encounter.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Service of Northwest Kansas in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 901 S. Main St, Quinter, KS 67752.