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Mary Pauline Schlotterbeck

April 2, 1926 — October 5, 2023

Mary Pauline Schlotterbeck, 97, of Chanute Kansas, passed away on October 5, 2023. She was born on April 2, 1926, in Quincy, Kansas, to the late Ralva and Winnie (Sherman) Watts, Mary was a loving and kind lady who adored her family.


She was united in marriage to Roy Schlotterbeck on September 15, 1944, he preceded her in death on August 27, 1991.

Mary had a variety of interests and hobbies. She had a green thumb and enjoyed spending time in her garden. She loved to cook and share her bounty with those she knew. She was also skilled in crocheting, sewing, deer hunting and fishing. Mary had a love for dancing. Mary and her late-in-life partner Bill Blythe were known to go to many dances and parties. Mary had a true talent for making cakes, and she was highly regarded for her expertise in the cake-making. She often created elaborate wedding cakes for friends and family. Mary had an impeccable sense of style and always dressed elegantly.


For many years Mary worked at Artex, a clothing manufacturer, where she operated the cutting table. She took great pride in her work and was dedicated to her craft.


Mary is survived by her son, Harley (Sheila) Schlotterbeck of Petrolia, Kansas, her grandchildren, Shawn (Christy) Schlotterbeck of Humboldt, Kansas, and Sherri (Jason) Brothers of Edna, Kansas, and her two precious great-grandchildren, Colton and Lizzy Brothers. 


She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Norman Watts, and her sister Millie Morrison.


Memorial donations are suggested to the Masonic Cancer Foundation. Contributions can be left with or mailed to the funeral home.


A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 9, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Wickham Family Funeral Home, located at 500 North Forest Ave., Chanute, Kansas. Following the service, Mary will be laid to rest at Toronto Cemetery in Toronto, Kansas.


Mary will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her. Her memory will be cherished forever.

Services are under the guidance of Wickham Family Funeral Home, located at 500 North Forest Ave., Chanute, Kansas 66720.





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Monday, October 9, 2023

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