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Maria Llamas

January 10, 1953 — October 13, 2022

Maria Elena (Nena) Llamas (formerly Olmos) passed away on October 13, 2022 at the age of 69.

Maria was born in Juarez, Mexico on January 10, 1953, the youngest of nine children. She moved to Hutchinson, Kansas to live with her sister’s family where she attended Sherman Junior High and Hutchinson High School. She later moved to Wichita, Kansas and attended Wichita North High School where she graduated in 1972. That same year she married Michael Llamas, later divorced.

Maria worked as a Clerk for the Harvey County District Court beginning in 1974 and retired after 32 years of service. Even in retirement, she chose to work a variety of jobs for USD 373, Harvey County Health Department, Prairie View, Health Ministries, and Heart to Heart Child Advocacy. She made many friends during her years of employment.

Maria was passionate about her family and making sure they knew she loved them. She loved to cook - not only for her family but also for her friends. She was a huge fan of KU basketball and insisted they were going to win the championship every year.  

Maria is survived by her three children: Michael Xavier (Cheryl) Llamas, Shannon Llamas, and Jennifer Beard; sister, Remedios Navarro; grandchildren: Isabella, Gaige, Robert, Adyson, Emarie, Hendrix, Celia, and Asher; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Antonio and Juana Olmos; stepfather, Pablo Llamas; daughter, Renee; and siblings: Manuel, Ramon, Francisco, Kiko, Jesus, and Mercedes.

The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 6:00 P.M., Sunday (Oct. 16) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton. The casket will be open at the church after 4:00 P.M.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M., Monday (Oct. 17) also at the church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Newton.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, Ks.

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