Obituary of Marjorie Stephan

Marjorie J. Stephan, age 91, resident of Pittsburg, KS, died Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Comfort Care Home of Pittsburg.

She was born October 12, 1928, in Peetz, CO, the daughter of Hans and Anna Westphalen Struve. She graduated high school in Sidney, NE. Marjorie then attended beauty school in Denver, CO. She met her husband Jack Stephan in California. They were married on August 21, 1955, in Peetz, CO.

They then moved back to the family farm near Redfield, KS. They later purchased the Stephan farm west of Ft. Scott, KS.

Marjorie moved to the Highrise in Ft. Scott following Jack’s passing. She lived there until August of 2019, when she moved to Pittsburg.

Marjorie enjoyed caring for a large garden and playing cards. She was a wonderful cook, specializing in cakes, cookies, pies, potato salad, and chicken and noodles. She was a wise woman who was highly organized. She loved her Church and Church family at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her children, Tim Stephan and wife Rebecca, Ft. Scott; Sharon Stewart and husband Jim, Ft. Scott; Dennis Stephan and wife Leesa, Ft. Scott; Mark Stephan and wife Diana, Wamego, KS, and Allisan Strasburg and husband Curtis, Fredonia, KS; a sister, Delores Steinbrecher, Scottsbluff, NE; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Besides her husband Jack, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Arthur and Harold Struve; 2 sisters, Geraldine Barber and Arlene Adams; and a granddaughter, Shanna Stephan.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, October 8th, at the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Private family burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to either Care to Share or Trinity Lutheran Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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