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LINDA MARQUELING

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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Linda Marqueling, 68, died Sunday, Sept. 4, at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson, Kan.

Born Aug. 26, 1943, at Fort Scott, Kan., she was the daughter of Ralph and Edna (Talbot) Whiteside.

She married Bob Marqueling Aug. 7, 1976, at Hays, Kan.

Mrs. Marqueling taught physical education in Scott City and then was employed by Sunflower Diversified Services after moving to Great Bend.

She was senior activities, special needs and swimming program coordinator at the Great Bend Recreation Center for 18 years, retiring in 2011.

Mrs. Marqueling was a Great Bend, Kan., resident since 1978, coming from Reno, Nev.

She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Altar Society and Gold Belt Community Concert Association.

She loved swimming, art, crafts, motorcycle riding and music. Her greatest love was being around people.

Survivors include her husband Bob Marqueling of the home; one brother, Ralph Whiteside and wife Sue of Leawood, Kan.; two sisters, Carolyn Dobbins and husband Dan of Fort Scott and Phyllis Whiteside of Manhattan, Kan.

Altar Society Rosary will be at 4 p.m., Wednesday, at Bryant Funeral Home, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, also at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Cemetery North, Great Bend.

Visitation will be from 9 am. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Great Bend Recreation Commission Foundation -- Programs, in care of the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.

Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Rd., Great Bend, Kan., 67530.