SCHUYLER — Inez Bazata, 97, of Schuyler, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Columbus Community Hospital.

A funeral service was held 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 26, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Schuyler with the Rev. Bill Mattfeld officiating. Committal was in Schuyler Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Inez Laura Bazata was born Aug. 22, 1919, near Howells to Paul and Augusta (Broekemeir) Renner. She attended District School #75 and St. John's Lutheran School in Howells. On Aug. 19, 1941, she married Lumir Bazata in Howells. They lived and farmed near Howells until moving to Schuyler in 1979. Lumir died in 1995 and she enjoyed living in her home until her health failed.

Inez was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid, where she served as secretary, and CHI Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, where she volunteered in the gift shop. She made over 100 quilts for Lutheran World Relief plus all the quilts she made with love for her family members. Inez loved cooking, baking, canning and sewing. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was always happy to have friends stop by for coffee and one of her "special" treats.

Inez is survived by her children, Larry and Suzi Bazata of Omaha, Janet and Doug Spale of Columbus, Connie and Bob Pernicek of Schuyler and Michael and Deb Bazata of Olathe, Kansas. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant son, grandson Scott Spale and three sisters and a brother, Ruth (Herman) Eckert, Olga (Alvin) Eggers, Lucille (Leonard) Hejtmanek and Harlan (Eileen) Renner.