Mary P. Medlin, 86, of Wellsville, Kansas passed away Dec. 18, 2012 at Kansas City Hospice House.
Mary was born in Paola, Kan. to Allie and Snodie (Jones) Christopher. She graduated from Paola High School in 1944. She married Warren J. Medlin at her parents’ home on Dec. 14, 1947. They had three daughters Kay Bach, Susan Kraus and Barbara Kluge.Warren passed away August 26, 2011 in Spring Hill, KS.
Mary worked at Mode O Day in Ottawa, Kan., 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 atVintage Park in Gardner for the last 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.
She is survived by her daughters Kay Bach (Tom) of Spring Hill, Kan., Susan Kraus (Larry) of Shell Knob, Mo. and Barbara Kluge (Wes) of Olathe, Kan.; brother Harry Christopher of Odessa, Mo.; sister Mildred Hall of Osawatomie, Kan.; granddaughters Laura Guinn (Jason) of Alma, Kan. and Linda Gutierrez (Joey) of Olathe; four great granddaughters and one great grandson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice House or United Methodist Church of Edgerton, Kan.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 22, 2012 at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home Osawatomie Chapel, 605 O’Neal,Osawatomie, KS. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 21, 2012 also at Osawatomie Chapel. Burial will be in Miami CountyMemorial Gardens.