Obituary of Edith I. Brillhart

Edith Irene Brillhart passed from this life, on Wednesday evening, July 22, 2020, at the Olathe Medical Center Hospice House. 

 She was born December 10, 1928, the daughter of Ward and Edith Wellington of Mapleton, Kansas. She was a graduate of Blue Mound High School where she met and later married Carl Brillhart on June 29, 1946.

  Irene was preceded in death by her husband Carl of 60 years who died January 2006, her brother Paul Wellington and wife Fay of Independence, Mo., her parents, Ward and Edith Wellington of Mapleton, Ks, and great-grandson, Rueben Brillhart of Hutchinson, Ks. 

Irene is survived by her brother Joe Wellington and wife Betty of Edmond, OK, as well as four children, David Brillhart and wife Brenda of Aurora, CO, Sue Sackett and husband George if Olathe, KS, Steve Brillhart and wife Mary of Hutchinson, KS, and Sheila Marmon of Gainesville, TX, as well as 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Irene was a member and actively involved in the Community of Christ in Mapleton, KS.  Her most important and valued positions in life were that of devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.

She enjoyed an active social life with friends of the Scott Avenue Apartments where she lived and with longtime friends of her surrounding farm community.

Richard Long and David Nickelson will officiate at the graveside service at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 24th, at Mapleton Cemetery under the direction of Cheney Witt Funeral Chapel. 

The family asks that donations be made to your local Hospice House. Words of remembrance and condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at

One thought on “Obituary of Edith I. Brillhart”

  1. Lovely lady, enjoyable, a true people person. She will be missed by all that knew her. Mapleton lost a true friend,

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