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Mary P. Medlin, 86, Wellsville, passed away Dec. 19, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice House.

Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home Osawatomie Chapel, 605 O’Neal, Osawatomie, Kan. Visitation is planned for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, also at Osawatomie Chapel. Burial will be in Miami County Memorial Gardens.

Mary was born in Paola to Allie and Snodie (Jones) Christopher.

She graduated from Paola High School in 1944.

She married Warren J. Medlin Dec. 14, 1947, at her parent’s home. They had three daughters, Kay Bach, Susan Kraus and Barbara Kluge. Warren passed away Aug. 26, 2011, in Spring Hill.

Mary worked at Mode-O-Day in Ottawa, Smith Sewing Factory in Paola and Osawatomie State Hospital. She retired from the State of Kansas in 1988.

She loved her family and enjoyed eating out, going to the casinos and taking country rides.

She lived at Vintage Park in Gardner for the past 14 months. She enjoyed the bingo games and playing dominoes with the ladies. She made many new friends and was one of the “ladies of the round table.”

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Warren; brother, James Christopher; and sisters, Betty Payne and Minnie Raley.

Survivors include her daughters, Kay Bach and husband, Tom, Spring Hill, Susan Kraus and husband, Larry, Shell Knob, Mo., and Barbara Kluge and husband, Wes, Olathe; brother, Harry Christopher, Odessa, Mo.; sister, Mildred Hall, Osawatomie; granddaughters Laura Guinn and husband, Jason, Alma, and Linda Gutierrez and husband, Joey, Olathe; four great-granddaughters and one great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice House or United Methodist Church of Edgerton through Penwell-Gabel Paola Chapel, 305 N. Pearl St., Paola KS 66071. 

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