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Thelma May Klotz

November 27, 1930 — December 15, 2023



Thelma May Klotz, 93, passed away Friday, December 15, 2023, at the Buhler Sunshine Home, Buhler.

She was born November 27, 1930, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Elmer and Verna Chase Hoefer. A

resident of Hutchinson growing up, she married John B. Solida in 1948. Three sons were born of this

marriage: John Jr., Ron, and Rick. They moved to California and lived there for over ten years and then

in the 1960’s moved to Phillipsburg. John and Thelma divorced. She later married Robert Klotz in

1980 in Hays. During their life in Hays, they did daycare in their home. She kept in contact with many of

her daycare children along with three other children she helped care for in California, Sandra, Janis, and

Kenny, who referred to her as Mom2.

Robert passed away in November of 2011. Just over a month ago, she moved to Buhler Sunshine Home

to be with her sister, Midge.

Survivors include a son, Rick (Janice) Solida, Phillipsburg; 3 sisters, Midge Sinclair Sidebottom, Buhler,

Wanda Als, Tenn, and Judy Cole, Wichita; a brother, Fred (Betty) Hoefer, Hutchinson; 7 grandchildren,

John B. (Shelbi) Solida, Chris Solida, Dylan Solida, Kelly (Bob) Abernathy, Jeff (Stacy) Solida, Ricky (Sheila)

Solida, and Michael (Amber) Solida; 18 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren; numerous

nieces and nephews; and very close friends and caregivers Don, Marlene, Gloria, Van, Michelle, and


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Robert; two sons, John Solida, Jr., and Ron

Solida; and siblings, Betty Lou, Ruth, and Zorby.

Per Thelma’s wishes, cremation is planned. A private family graveside service will be held at a later

date. Family suggests memorial contributions made to the Celebration Community Church or Traditions

Hospice, both in care of Inman Funeral Home. To leave a condolence for the family,

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