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Lena B. Ginter

September 22, 2015

Lena Ginter

Topeka—Lena Blanche Ginter, 104, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in  Topeka.

She was born September 10, 1911 in Rural Wabaunsee County the daughter of Robert and Mary Murdie Shumate.  Mrs. Ginter attended #6 country school and graduated from Dover High School in 1929.  She attended Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan.

Mrs. Ginter taught in one room schools in Shawnee and Wabaunsee counties.  She and her husband Louis farmed many years in the Eskridge and Dover communities.  After retirement they moved to Harveyville where they lived for 25 years.  They moved to Topeka on July 4, 1999.  Mrs. Ginter was a member of the Haskell Creek Club and served on the Lone Tree School Board.  She quilted at the Harveyville Methodist Church for several years.

On May 8mr. & mrs Ginter, 1934 she was united in marriage to Louis W. Ginter at Topeka.  He preceded her in death on May 21, 2006.  She was also preceded in death by a twin sister and two brothers; a son, Marvin Ginter; a grandson, Kevin Crow and her son-in-law, Alvin Moran.


Survivors include her son, Phil (Linda) Ginter, Topeka; two daughters, Marjorie (Byron) Crow, Topeka and Zelda Moran, Dover; 15 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.


Inurnment services for Mr. & Mrs. Ginter will be private at the Dover Cemetery.  Memorials may be made in their name and sent to Piper Funeral  Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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6 thoughts on “Lena B. Ginter

  1. So sorry to learn of Lena’s passing. Enjoyed our short visits with you in August. Chuck enjoyed the years he spent in Dover growing up with the Ginter children. Lena was a wonderful person and had a great life. Our sympathy to all of you.

    Chuck and Evelyn Musick

  2. Really sorry about the passing of Aunt Lena. She will always be remembered. She was a wonderful Lady. She had a long life and had seen so many changes that it is hard to even imagine.
    Our thoughts and prayers will be with you at this sad time.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Aunt Lena was a great lady and will be missed by our family. We appreciated her being in the room with Reta and always happy to see us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Ella Ann & Rich

  4. Wonderful memories of Monday coffee with Aunt Lena and Uncle Lou at Thornton place. Loved those family stories.
    Later, visits with Aunt Lena on Mondays at Plaza West.
    We are saddened at the passing, but have such lovely memories to cherish.
    Much sympathy and love to all the extended family

  5. Memories of the Mondays at Thornton Place and coffee with Aunt Lena and Uncle Lou on Mondays. Great stories and fun. Later, visits with
    Aunt Lena at Plaza West.
    We are saddened that both are now gone. Memories and loving thoughts remain.
    Much love and prayers. Ella and Bob

  6. Marge, Zelda, Phil, and families,

    Both Karla and I want you to know how sad we are at the death of Aunt Lena. We have such wonderful, fun memories of her.

    She lived a long interesting life, and made the worlds best sugar cookies ! She will be missed, but she will live on in each of you.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Cherie and Karla

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