Thursday, December 18, 2014



Marian Louise “Mary Lou” Gadberry, 91, Richmond, Kan., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. A private family inurnment is expected at a later date at Frederick Cemetery, Rice County, Kan.

Marian was born Sunday, Nov. 26, 1922, in Hutchinson, Kan., the daughter of Arthur and Marian (Skiles) Keller. She grew up with an older sister and two brothers, one older and one younger, in a home filled with Bible studies, praying, singing and piano playing.

Marian was united in marriage with Darrell Gadberry Nov. 16, 1952, in Angola, Ind. She became a loving mother to Darrell’s four children from a previous marriage.

Survivors include her son, Kenneth Gadberry, Oklahoma; daughter, Darrlyeen Gadberry, Texas; daughters-in-law, Lynn Gadberry and Emma Sherwood, both of Oregon; sister, Maude Hodges, Richmond, Kan.; and brother, Arthur Keller Jr., Overland Park, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Darrell and Tyrone Gadberry; parents; and brother, John Keller.

Marian lived in 11 different states and held many different jobs. Her longest place of residence was in Park City, Kan., where she lived for more than 25 years. During this time, she worked for the Defense Contract Audit Agency, Boeing Company.

She divided the “retirement” period of her life amongst her children, 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren in Oregon and with her siblings, other family and friends here in Kansas.

Marian loved the outdoors, family gatherings and being involved in her church activities. She was a very loving and lovable person who will be missed by all who knew her.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Prairie Paws Animal Shelter through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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