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Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion Chapel
Friday November 5th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Our Savior Lutheran Church
Saturday November 6th, 2021

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Edith Louise Warneke

Edith entered the world on August 1, 1926 in Lost Springs, KS. She was the daughter of Henry and Pauline (Deines) Albright. She was one of seven siblings. She is a graduate of Herington High School. She was united in marriage to Harlow Warneke on August 10, 1944 in El Dorado. Her notes say they met in 1942 at the Herington Skating Rink when the lights were dim. They were blessed with 75 years together.

Edith was a homemaker and Harlow’s right hand. She worked at Duckwall’s in Marion and in the school system as a cook in later years. She was his partner and bookkeeper with their Carrier HVAC business, the Chief restaurant/club, first automated Car Wash in Marion, magnetic sign business, camper rentals/sales, the Cue poolroom, etc. Throughout the years, they flipped houses or tore down farm buildings to help in building their own homes. She loved refinishing furniture, being a mentor for family and friends, and helping her church, Our Savior Lutheran, for whatever needed to be done whether fixing food or asking for donations for something special.

She loved her family and cherished the times together. She was the best cook ever and always made those times memorable especially thru the food (fixing favorites). In later years, friends would gather at Harlow and Edith’s house because they always felt at home and would talk over the “good old days”. Many of the people who knew her thru the years or had just met her in the last couple years would say she was “a hoot”. She was always happy and sociable.

She is survived by her daughters, Pat (Carl) Elling of Tennessee and Gerry Lundy of McPherson; grandchildren Carl (Christine) Elling III and Jeremy (Lucy) Elling; great-grandchildren Victoria, Samantha, Allie, and Sarah Elling; brothers Gallard (Regina) Albright and Glenn (Waleah) Albright of Wichita; sister Mary Lee Peckenschneider of Wichita and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harlow, daughter Connie Warneke, brothers Ed and Harold Albright, and sister Leona Manhart.

Edith’s family will gather with friends on Friday November 5th from 5-7 p.m. at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday November 6th at 11 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Marion led by Pastor John Werner.

Memorial contributions in Edith’s name may be directed to Our Savior Lutheran Church or Good Shepherd Hospice through the funeral home. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Edith at www.yazelmeglifh.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Edith Warneke

Carol Woerz Nov 3 2021 5:35 PM

thinking of you and family - at this time of your loss

dalene tharp Oct 30 2021 1:06 PM

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Prayers for you and your family.

Jan Lent Oct 25 2021 7:57 PM

My Grandma (Edith) always brought on the cheer and always made yummy food for the family. She knew everyone in town and always talked positive about everyone. She was a strong woman and loved her husband (Harlow). Those two wonderful people set the bar high when you defined a marriage and it was a blast watching as their grandson. Both Edith and Harlow spoiled both Jeremy and myself with their love and smiles. Edith would also be known to give her grand kids wet kisses upon arrival to see them as well as our departure back home. To me, Edith and Harlow have guided me in life through there actions and love and in my heart they will continue to do so as long as I live and only hope to carry on what they shared with me while growing up. Love you Grandma as you will be missed but we shall celebrate your life and how you made others smile and laugh!

Little Carl Oct 24 2021 8:10 PM

Edith was a kind, caring and funny lady who I always enjoyed seeing. She will be missed by Carl, Victoria and I very much.

Christine Elling Oct 24 2021 7:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Edith Warneke

Robert & Bonnie Schmidt Oct 24 2021 6:29 PM

So sorry for your loss

Bill Higgins Oct 24 2021 6:29 PM

Your mother was a sweet lady and will be missed. Hugs and prayers.

Kathy Goentzel Oct 24 2021 6:25 PM

Wanda Carr and now Edith, two of the sweetest women I have ever known. I am so sorry for your loss but happy for Harlow and Heaven's gain. Love and prayers to your family!

Loretta Keazer Oct 19 2021 11:04 AM