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Barbara Ilene Oehme

Barbara Ilene Oehme, 82, Elkhart, formerly of Liberal, Wellington, Wichita and Rochester, Minn., died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Morton County Hospital, Elkhart.

She was born June 26, 1930, in Hutchinson to John P. and L. Fern (Dennis) Biddle. She was a 1948 graduate of Pittsburg High School and received a bachelor of arts degree in education from Panhandle State University in 1985.

She married Neil A. Oehme on May 27, 1950, in Pittsburg. He preceded her in death April 27, 2007. She was a teacher and taught at various schools.

She was active in Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts for many years.

She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Liberal, and attended Christ Lutheran Church, Elkhart, with her family

Survivors include a son, Neil A. Oehme Jr. and wife, Cathy, Liberal; two daughters, Phyllis Burdge and Karen Benson and husband, Clifford, Goodwell, Okla.; a brother, John C. Biddle, Marshfield, Mo.; a sister, LaVon Johnston, Shawnee; seven grandchildren, Sandee Crabtree and husband, Jared, Frisco, Texas, Brian Oehme and wife, Janice, South Korea, Kevin Oehme and wife, Nicole, Manhattan, Rebecca Stealer and husband, Mike, Salina, Okla., Christopher Benson and wife, Melanie, Weatherford, Okla., Rob Benson, Overland Park, and Kristina Benson, Cherokee, Okla.; eight great-grandchildren, Braxton Pond and Drake Stealer, both of Salina, Okla., Carter and Alexis Oehme, Manhattan, Lauren, Colton and Cooper Crabtree, Frisco, Texas, and Zian Oehme, South Korea.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church; burial in Restlawn Cemetery.

There will be no visitation time; cremation has taken place.

Memorials are suggested to Morton County Special Care Unit or Phyllis Burdge WalkAbout Phyllosophies in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. Second, Liberal, KS 67901.

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