Hergert services pending


Lila M. Hergert, 90, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Spearman, died Jan. 17, 2021.

Due to COVID-19, graveside services will be planned at a later date.

She was born Dec. 3, 1940 in Topeka, KS and married Donald K. Hergert in Topeka, KS. She lived in Liberal, KS until 1968 when the family moved to Spearman. She owned and operated a drive-in restaurant, Lynx Den, later called Chicken Express, until she retired in 1977.

She was past president of the Spearman Gladiola Flower Club and a member of Eastern Star No. 104. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Hospice in Spearman. She moved to Indianapolis in 2010.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents, James Floyd and Audrey Mozelle McAferty; two sons, Donald N.Hergert and Kurtis A. Hergert; her brother Bob; and sister, Pat.

She is survived by one son, Darl Hergert of Fort Worth; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials to the National Kidney Fund or one’s favorite charity.

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