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Ardella Kasten

d. March 31, 2022

Ardella M. Kasten, entered the Kingdom of Glory, on March 31, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born December 6, 1925, on the family farm west of White City, to Otto and Lydia (Albrecht) Hansen.

Ardella attended local schools and graduated from White City High School with the Class of 1944. On August 28, 1944, Ardella married the love of her life Clyde in White City. This union was blessed with 5 children. Ardella was a homemaker on the family farm, raising her children, planting a garden and raising vegetables for the family.  Another priority of Ardella’s was raising chickens and caring for all the farm cats. She also enjoyed raising flowers and with these flowers she would supply flowers for the church altar. Ardella was a faithful member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Latimer, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid and the Altar Guild.  Ardella loved to quilt, making quilts for many family members throughout the years. She belonged to several social clubs over the years and loved taking care of her grandchildren throughout the years. Family was very important to Ardella; she never missed a chance to spend time with her family and she always would cook big meals for them. Ardella loved watching K-State sports and loved watching the Kansas City Chiefs play. But her favorite thing to do was watch her grandchildren’s sporting events regardless of the sports.

Ardella is survived by her husband of 78 years Clyde, sons; Gary (Connie), of Manhattan, Wayne, of White City, Randy (Catherine), of Herington, and Richard (Darlene), of White City, her sister; Barbara Tiede, her 10 grandchildren; Shanda (Jared) Wilson, Shawn (Lorri) Kasten, Shane (Melissa) Kasten, Shelly (Brandon)Woods, Kerry (Lacie) Kasten, Joshua Kasten, Betsy Kasten, Kyler (Tanna) Kasten, Kilynn (Zeb) Elliott, Kasey (Tanner) Anderson, great grandchildren; Lindsey and Luke Wilson, Grayson, Kaitlyn, and Addison Kasten, Jacob Kasten, Cutler and Kinsley Jo Kasten, Kamryn and Kreyton Anderson, Kymber, Kale, Koy and Keeley Kasten, Kannen and Kycen Elliott; step grandchildren; Alicia (Michael) McDaniel, Brandon Mottl, Troy Dodd; and step great grandchildren Chasyn, Jaxyn and Zeb McDaniel. Ardella is preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter Gelane, sisters, Delores Sampson and Linda Vermillion and daughter in law Debby Kasten.  Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington Chapel is serving the family.

Funeral Services for Ardella M. Kasten will take place at Zion Lutheran Church in Latimer on Monday April 11, at 10:30 am with Reverend King Crawford officiating. Interment will take place immediately following at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Herington. Memorial Contributions may be made to Dickinson County Home Health and Hospice, 11 Broadway St., Herington, KS 67449. The family invites friends and relatives to a luncheon after the graveside service at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Herington, 802 E. Trapp St, Herington, KS 67449.  Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Ardella M. Kasten at

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