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1933 Margery 2017

Margery Strnad

July 25, 1933 — April 25, 2017

Prayer service will be held Thursday at 7:00pm at the funeral home. Everyone is welcome!

Margery Joan (Morey) Strnad was born at the family home in Union Township, Washington County, Kansas on July 25, 1933, and was the oldest child of four born to Ward and Retha (Alderman) Morey. Margery attended all 8 years at Hopewell, a one room school house and graduated from Mahaska High School in 1951, living with her maternal Grandmother, Loty Alderman, all four years of high school, traveling home on the weekends. She graduated from Fairbury Junior College in 1953, earning a teaching degree. Margery accepted a teaching position at Albion District #13, a one room school house in Republic County, Kansas, living with the Raymond Blecha family the first year. It was at the school house that she met her future husband, Glen O. Strnad, while cleaning the school house for a Farmers Union meeting. Margery and Glen were married a few months later, August 16, 1954, in Haddam, Kansas. To this union of 57 years, 7 children were born. Glen and Margery farmed and raised livestock their entire married lives near the Strnad family farm in rural Munden. From 1984-2000, Margery and Glen owned and operated the Munden Café with their daughter Ruth. Margery was an active member of the Zion Evangelical Church in Munden where she worked with the children’s ministries, worked with the Courtesy Committee, and sang in the church choir. She was a member of the Munden EHU and the Munden Coffee Club. She was also a homework volunteer with the Belleville After School Program. Margery was the First Lady of the Kansas Wheat Commission and enjoyed traveling with Glen while he served on various state boards. Margery was an avid seamstress, sewing her daughters’ wedding and bridesmaid dresses, boys’ suits and all of the family clothes for many years. She loved to bake and cook for her family, bread and kolaches were her favorites to bake for her family. In later years, when hip surgeries prevented her from operating her sewing machine, she continued to embroider quilt tops for her granddaughters. Margery was never idle, and was an avid reader all of her life, even while confined to her wheelchair at Republic County Long Term Care. Margery entered into eternal life on April 25 th , 2017, at the age of 83 years and 9 months, at the Republic County Hospital in Belleville. Margery was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband Glen; daughters Joyce Polansky, Ruth Strnad and Martha Strnad; grandson Adrian John (A.J.) Polansky II; brothers-in-law Roger Parrack, Wayne Bowers, Ernest Piroutek, Wesley Rundus, Billy Strnad, Shirley Strnad, Henry Strnad, and Roger Strnad, Sisters-in-law Betty Bowers Piroutek and Phyllis Strnad. She will be forever remembered by her daughters Elizabeth Strnad, Retha (Strnad) & David Blecha; sons Sam Strnad and Jonathan & Staci Strnad; and son-in-law Adrian & Kris Polansky. Grandchildren Amber Woehl, Adam & Sara Polansky, Josef Blecha, Joelle & Bob Feight, Marta & BJ Valek, Morgan Strnad and Grant Strnad; great-grandchildren Joseph and Jacob Woehl, A.J., Ayden and Leia Polansky, Ellyn, Ruth and Roy Feight, and Charlotte Valek. Margery is also survived by a sister Retha Mae Parrack and brothers Joe & Suzanne Morey and Lee & Joyce Morey; sisters-in-law Josephine Strnad, Mary Rundus, Anita Strnad, Cheryl & Myron Runft, Patsy & William Taylor; many cousins, nieces and nephews, and a community of family and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 28, 2017 at Zion Evangelical Church, Munden, Kansas with Pastor Harvey Farnsworth officiating. Burial was in Tabor Cemetery, rural Munden, Kansas. Memorials in Margery’s memory should be made to the Zion Church. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kansas was in charge of these arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, April 27, 2017

5:00 - 9:00 pm

Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home

, Belleville, KS 66935

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 28, 2017

Starts at 10:00 am

Zion Evangelical Church

404 Main St, Munden, KS 66959

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