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Gwendolyn "Gwen" Farquhar Schlender

Posted 2/8/2018

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Farquhar Schlender, 94, of Moundridge, former Burrton resident, died Feb. 1, 2018, at Pine Village.

She was born July 10, 1923, in Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter of Lisle P. and Marion M. (Quinn) Farquhar. Gwen grew up on a farm near College Springs, Iowa, graduated from Amity High School in College Springs, Iowa, in 1941. She graduated from Sterling College in 1945.

Gwen was a Moundridge and Burrton resident and was a high school teacher in both places. She was a faithful wife on the family’s dairy farm near Burrton. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Moundridge.

On Aug. 8, 1947, she married Fredrick “Fred” A. Schlender at the home of the bride’s parents near College Springs, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 2006.

Gwen is survived by: son Fredrick “Rick” Jr. and wife Carole of Burrton; three daughters, Joyce and Bob McDowell of Halstead, Marilyn and Greg Wilkens of Hutchinson, Betty and Tim Matt of Frisco, Texas; younger sister, Phyllis Wagoner of Clarinda, Iowa; three granddaughters, Denise and Tony Nisly, Lynette Wilkens, Erica Schlender; and one great granddaughter, Keira Nisly.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Tyler Allen Schlender.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at United Methodist Church, 226 S. Christian St., Moundridge, with Pastor Brian Mills officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. at the Mound Township Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church or Pine Village, in care of Moundridge Funeral Home, 115 Cole St., Moundridge, Kansas 67107.