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Obituaries

Obituaries

Betty Jane Marling 1918 - 2006

Services for Betty Jane Marling, 88, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel in Topeka. Private family inurnment will be in Rochester Cemetery.Mrs. Marling died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at her home.She was born Feb. 5, 1918, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Otto and Floye Magee. She graduated from Topeka High School in 1936.Mrs. Marling worked as secretary to Ed Marling. She later worked as secretary to attorney Gerald Goodell. She retired as executive secretary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and its board in 1980, where she worked for founding president, Sam Barham.She married Harry Marling in 1939 in Nevada. He survives, of the home.Survivors include a son, Randy Marling, O'Fallon, Ill.; a daughter, Paula Haisch, Lawrence; a stepson, Deril Schmitt, Mission Viejo, Calif.; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to Midland Hospice Care, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka 66606.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.penwellgabel.com">www.penwellgabel.com</a>.