She was born Sept. 5, 1922, in Edna to J.I. and Nettie Velma (Storm) Wester. She grew up and attended school in Edna, graduating from Edna High School in 1940.
She married Elmer H. "Buck" Triebel on June 7, 1941, in Weir. Following their marriage, she lived with her parents while he served during World War II. Upon his return from the war, they moved to their rural home, near Edna, where they raised their family and had lived since. For 21 years, she was employed as a bus driver for USD 506, retiring in 1992.
She enjoyed crafts, quilting, baking, fishing and bird watching. She also did custom wallpapering for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Edna, a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Cunningham Chapter in Edna, Edna Civic Organization and the Edna BEARS (Better Edna Area Relief and Support).
Survivors include two sons, Doug Triebel and his wife, Sue, and Sam Triebel and his wife, Kathy, all of Coffeyville; a daughter, Julie Jack and her husband, Phil, of rural Edna; a former daughter-in-law, Sharon Triebel of Edna; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer H. "Buck" Triebel, on Nov. 12, 2005; four brothers, Robert D. Wester, H. Leon Wester, T.E. Wester and Billy I. Wester; and two sisters, Rosaline Parker and Katherine Roberts.
The service will be at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Edna. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery at Edna.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Edna or the Edna Library. These may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, 67330.