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Graveside Service

Sunset Hill Cemetery
Saturday October 17th, 2020

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Trellis Jeanne Alt

Trellis J. Alt of El Dorado, KS passed away on October 5, 2020. She was born on October 17, 1947, the daughter of Wilfred and Esther (Brunner) Kohlieber.  She graduated from Herington, High School in 1965 and was united in marriage to Johnny M. Alt on September 12, 1965.

Trellis worked as a corrections officer at Wyoming State Penitentiary, Ellsworth Prison and El Dorado Prison. She loved traveling with her sister Annette. Among the many bus trips they took were to Branson,  Niagara Falls, and Mount Rushmore. She loved Coca Cola and had to have one every afternoon.

Her loving family includes 2 sons, Tim Alt of Amarillo, TX; Stephen Alt of El Dorado, KS;  sister Annette Wendt of White City, KS.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Johnny M. Alt,  sister Janice and husband  Jon Pyle and brother in law Jerry Wendt.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 17 at 2 p.m. at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington, KS led by Pastor Bill Newman.

Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Trellis at www.ymzfh.com.

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Our sincere sympathies and thankful for all the memories. Remember the Kohlieber sisters very well and I don't think any of them were over five feet tall. Will always be grateful for their friendship.

Vance & Karen Donahue Oct 23 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Mrs. Alt at El Dorado Correctional Facility.She was a very nice person .Sorry to see she had passed.

Dave Suttle

Dave Suttle Oct 19 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to learn of Trellis' passing. I have happy memories of her from our years of Sunday School, confirmation classes, and Luther League at St. Paul's Herington. Trellis was always a lot of fun, and was a sweet and caring person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Yvonne Schimming Lee Oct 19 2020 12:00 AM

My goodness, Trellis. We grew up together. In grade school there was only 4 in our class! We were best friends forever. Then you grow up and get married and sometimes you lose touch. I thought about you alot over the years. Some of the most fun times were those we spent together !! I will think about those times often. I always loved you like a sister. Rest in peace, Trell. Love you.

Carol Jean Stiles Oct 19 2020 12:00 AM