Joan E. Molleker

Joan E. Molleker,72, Larned, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.

She was born May 5, 1948, in St. Francis to Amil Earnest and Jessie Marguerite Morlan Stunkel.

She married Jacques Molleker on Feb. 28, 1986, in Larned. She was an area resident since May of 1980 and was a legal secretary for Smith, Burnett and Larson.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned Music Club, PVCH Auxiliary and a volunteer at the Budget Shop. She was an active church member where she played the organ and piano.

She was an avid reader and very well informed on a multiple array of subjects including religion and enjoyed her grandchildren and her newest great-granddaughter.

Survivors include three sons, Scott Upson and wife, Sherry, Larned, Blake Upson and wife, Jonna, Syracuse and Eric Molleker and wife, Tanya, Valley Center; two daughters, Jackie Ehrlich and husband, Steve, Woodbridge, Va., Tiffany Burris and husband, Jeff, Larned; two brothers, Larry Stunkel, Hutchinson and Royce Stunkel, Broken Arrow, Okla.; 13 grandchildren, Corrie Upson, Connor Upson, Cadee Upson, Cammy Upson, Harleigh Ehrlich, Reaghan Burris, Mason Burris, Gabriel Upson, Garrett Upson, Gunnar Upson, Baileigh Upson, Kaidin Upson and Lennox Molleker; and a great-granddaughter, Chandler Burris.

She was preceded in death by a son, Wesley Paul Molleker.

Services were Sept, 9, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned; burial in the Larned Cemetery,

Live streamed via facebook live.

Memorials are suggested to Religious Education Endowment at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in care of Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

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Published on September 08, 2020