Delpha L. Callahan Pacheco

Delpha L. Callahan Pacheco, 70, of Ottawa, Kansas, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at her home with family by her side.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Ottawa Veterinary Clinic or Good Shepherd Hospice c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Delpha’s Tribute Page at

Delpha was born Feb. 5, 1950, at Ottawa, the daughter of Cecil Leroy and Lucile Marie (Stewart) Stecher.

She graduated from Baldwin High School, Baldwin City, Kansas, with the class of 1968.

Delpha was united in marriage to Danny Ray Callahan, May 24, 1968, at Centropolis, Kansas. They were later divorced. On March 31, 2018, she was united in marriage with Manuel Pacheco, Jr., at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He survives of their home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Lucile Stecher, and daughter, Patricia Likes.

Survivors include her sisters, Marilyn Shivers and husband, Bill, of Chicago, Illinois; Diane Unrein and husband, Tim, of Linwood, Kansas; grandchildren, Paige Knight and husband, Devin; Clint Spears and wife, Jessica; Colby Likes, all of Ottawa, Kansas; and great-grandchildren, Zachary, Mackenzie and Braelyn Knight.

Delpha was first and foremost a homemaker, but worked 14 years at Our Own Hardware in Ottawa and at several other jobs over the years.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, family dinners, growing flowers, going fishing, and loved her cats and her blue Volkswagen.

Posted online on September 04, 2020