Florence Pageler, 95, of Wells Creek, rural Belvue, Kansas, died Thursday, February 14, 2013, at the Alma Manor. She was a life-long resident of the area.
Florence was born October 15, 1917, in rural Wabaunsee County the daughter of Karl and Martha Fink Neff. She attended local schools and graduated from Alma High School in 1936.
Florence married W.J. Kerwitz on April 23, 1940, in McFarland, Kansas. He preceded her in death on November 5, 1974. She then married Raymond Pageler at Wells Creek on June 5, 1975. Raymond survives at their home.
Florence was a hard working farm wife and homemaker. Later she would clerk and cashier for the auctions that Raymond held. She was a member of Wabaunsee Willing Workers, the ladies group at the Peace United Church of Christ in Alma and then Immanuel United Church of Christ at Wells Creek. Florence was known for her large gardens and was always proud of her bucket calves.
Florence is also survived by her niece, Margaret Davies and her husband, Dean, of Riley; her step-daughters, Syrena Pageler and her husband, Joe Griffith, Sarcoxie, Missouri and Patricia Tuck and her husband, Larry, Hoyt; grandchildren, Jonathan, Bernard, Briann, Nicholas and Derek; and numerous step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Emma Anderson and her brother, Herman Neff.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Campanella-Evans Mortuary in Wamego. Reverend John Austin will be officiating. Burial will follow at Wells Creek. Mrs. Pageler will lie-in-state on Monday, starting at 2:00 p.m. where the family will greet friends from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. They suggest memorial contributions to PRN Hospice and those may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com.