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Linn County News

 Published Jan. 3, 2018

Mair Elizabeth Eleanor Stoker, age 87, La Cygne, Kan., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at the Health Care Resort of Olathe. She was born on Nov. 6, 1930, at Barry Island in South Wales, the daughter of Melbourne and Mary Kate Williams Richards. 

She married Clayton Stoker on Sept. 11, 1954, at Loudwater, England.

Mair was a homemaker. She gardened and raised flowers, was a wonderful cook, enjoyed knitting and was fond of hummingbirds and Christmas cactus. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Megan; and four brothers, Guilliam, Ronald, Clifford and Brynly. 

Mair is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Speck and husband Rick and Bronwen Sharp and husband Tom; five grandchildren, Joel, Erin, Colleen, Kara and Cameron; three great grandchildren, Madelyn, Olivia and Clayton; and a great-granddaughter, Kennedy, who is expected to arrive very shortly.  

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at the Schneider Funeral Home, La Cygne Chapel. Burial will be in the Star Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to service time at the La Cygne Chapel. 

 

Contributions are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Crossroads Hospice or Health Care Resort of Olathe. Online condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.  

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