Pittsburg - Marie Girard, 86, of Pittsburg, Kansas, formerly of Arma, died at 3:10 P.M. Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Pittsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center at Pittsburg, Kansas.
Ms. Girard was born on September 14, 1934 in Arma, Kansas the daughter of Octave and Frances Strukel Girard. She attended schools in Arma and graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1960 with a BS degree in Business Education and earned a masters degree in 1963 at PSU. Further studies include work at Emporia State College, Kansas University, Ottawa University, and Nevada State College. She worked as a secretary from 1952 to 1959 at Arma High School. She taught business classes and driver education at Ottawa High School from 1960 to 1994, a total of 34 years. She retired in 1994. She has also taught many evening business classes for Allen County Community College and Chanute Junior College located in Ottawa. She was secretary and treasurer of the Ottawa Teachers Association at different times. She was a member of the Ottawa Business ad Women's Professional Club for 20 years. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, and hunting. Survivors include an aunt, David and Debra Strukel of Mulberry who provided for her care, two special friends, Kathy Ewing and Dotty Rhuems both of Pittsburg, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Octave and Frances Strukel.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the Pittsburg Garden of Memories Cemetery with Pastor David Johnson officiating. Friends may call 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. Wednesday at the Bedene Funeral Home in Arma. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.
Posted online on June 14, 2021