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Sarah Marie Flory Enyart, 97, Ottawa, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Ottawa Retirement Plaza.

Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, Ottawa, with Pastor Joel Fridrikson officiating. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, immediately following the service. Mrs. Enyart will lie from 9 a.m. Thursday until the service hour.

She was born Aug. 16, 1915, in Baldwin City, the daughter of Harry and Pearl Flory.

On Jan. 10, 1933, she married George Lyle Enyart. He preceded Marie in death Aug. 31, 1984, after 51 years of marriage.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ottawa, the Christian service circle, Ransom Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a volunteer of the year in 1993, and the Oasis Club. A former member of extension unit and a council representative, a 4-H leader of clothing and foods and past president of Junior-Senior High P.T.A.

Marie was a proud member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 175. While a member, she was a past noble grand. She held many offices, including district president, district deputy president and state president of the year 1984 to 1985. She also was a marshal of the Rebekah Assembly in 1976. She was grand representative, also page of the International Association of Rebekah Assembles. She also was an active member of the Eastern Star, as a past matron, a member of the registration committee of the Grand Chapter of Kansas and a grand representative to Connecticut.

Marie was the owner of Mode-O-Day and was clerk at JC Penney, Terrills, Ramseys, Gosses, Ready to Wear and McCrackens gift shop.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Mary Lou Laufman; and two sisters, Opal Barkley and Helen Rappard.

Survivors include three daughters; Lawanda Gorton and husband, Garry, Ottawa, and Betty and Tom Harlow, Gardner; 25 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials in lieu of flowers to the American Kidney Foundation, First Baptist Church and/or Midland Hospice through Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Ottawa.

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