Guadalupe "Lupe" Alcantar, 80, resident of Moran, Kan., and formerly of Bronson, Kan., died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 5, 1931, in Waco, Texas, the daughter of Salbador Alcantar and Inasia Galvan Alcantar. Following the death of both parents at an early age, she was raised by her mother's sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Serrano.
Lupe lived most of her life in Iola, Kan. Her partner in life was Bud Garrett. She worked for Iola Deluxe Cleaners, Sonic and Miller Dress Factory in Iola. Before entering the nursing home, she lived for 15 years with her daughter's family in Bronson. She enjoyed crocheting and going dancing. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Iola.
Survivors include her daughter, Josephine Marlow and husband Joe, Bronson; one sister, Natalia Serrano, Kansas City, Kan.; two grandchildren, Jeff Marlow, Bronson, and Jenni Ashworth and husband John, Bronson; four great-grandchildren, Jessika Marlow, Danielle Rains, Jeffrey Ashworth and Jessa Ashworth; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Channa Tovar and Alberta Chavez; three brothers, Thaco Serrano, Paul Serrano and infant Isador Serrano; as well as her aunt and uncle.
There was cremation. Hospice Chaplain Jeff Owen will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel.
Private family burial will take place at a later date in the Moran Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Moran Manor Activity Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, P. O. Box 93, Bronson, Kan., 66716.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.