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Bess M Mercer Conley

Female 1902 - 1989  (86 years)


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  • Name Bess M Mercer Conley 
    Born 13 Nov 1902  Chase County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Feb 1989  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cremated Memorial Park Cemetery (Penwell-Gabel Cemetery), Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2913  Rossville
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2016 

    Father Joseph H Mercer,   d. 3 Mar 1937, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ulamae Scribner Mercer,   b. Oct 1871, Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1934  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1890 
    Family ID F1300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James L Conley,   b. 7 Jun 1902, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1990, Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1931  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Mercer Conley
    Documents
    Anniversary- Conley, James and Bess
    Anniversary- Conley, James and Bess
    Golden Anniversary
    For James and Bess Conley
    Mr. and Mrs. James L. Conley, rural Delia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception to be given by their children and grandchildren on Sunday, July 26, from two until four in the afternoon at the Rossville United Methodist Church.

    Hosting the occasion will be their son and his wife, Joe M. and Pauline Conley, Delia; their grandchildren, Patricia and Kenneth L. Martinek, Golden, Colo., James C. Conley and William J. Conley, Delia.

    Friends and relatives are invited to attend. The couple requests that no gifts be presented.

    Jim Conley and Bess Mercer were married at the home of the bride’s parents in Topeka on July 29, 1931. They have lived in the Rossville and Delia communities all of their married life. Mr. Conley was a farmer and stockman.
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2017 08:00:44 
    Family ID F1301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary- Conley, Bess 1
    Obituary- Conley, Bess 1
    Mrs. Bess M. Conley, 86, Delia, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 1989, at a Topeka hospital.
    Mrs. Conley was a teacher at Rossville High School from 1926 to 1931 and High Prairie Grade School in Jackson County from 1952 to 1953.
    She was born Nov. 13, 1902, in Chase County, the daughter of Jo¬seph H. and Ulamae Scribner Mer¬cer. She was graduated from Topeka High School and Washburn Universi¬ty-
    Mrs. Conley was a member of Rossville United Methodist Church, Rossville Literary Club and was past president of Delia Extension Homemakers’ Unit. She also was a 50-year member, past district aide and past worthy matron of Amaryl¬lis Chapter No. 321 of Order of East¬ern Star at Rossville. Mrs. Conley J was active in the Rossville Rustlers 4-H Club.
    She was married t$ James L. Con¬ley July 29, 1931, at Topeka. He survives.
    Other survivors include a son, Joe M. Conley, Delia; three grandchild¬ren; and a great-grandchild.
    A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rossville United Methodist Church in Rossville. Cre¬mation is planned. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at To¬peka. Verschelden Funeral Home at St. Marys is in charge of arrange-ments.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Rossville United Methodist Church or the American Cancer So¬ciety.
    Obituary- Conley, Bess 2
    Obituary- Conley, Bess 2
    Conley
    Mrs. Bess M. Conley, 86, Delia, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 1989, at a Topeka hospital.
    Mrs. Conley was a teacher at Rossville High School from 1926 to 1931 and High Prairie Grade School in Jackson County from 1952 to 1953.
    She was born Nov. 13, 1902, in Chase County, the daughter of Joseph H. and Ulamae Schribner Mercer. She was graduated from Topeka High school and Washburn University.
    Mrs. Conley was a member of Rossville United Methodist Church, Rossville Literary Club and was past president of Delia Extension Homemakers’ Unit. She also was a 50-year member, past district aide and past worthy matron of Amaryl¬lis Chapter No. 321 of Order of Eastern Star at Rossville. Mrs. Conley was active in the Rossville Rustlers 4-H Club.
    She was married to James L. Conley July 29, 1931, at Topeka. He survives.
    Other survivors include a son, Joe M. Conley, Delia; three grand¬children; and a great-grandchild.
    A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rossville United Methodist Church in Rossville. Cremation is planned. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Topeka. Verschelden Funeral Home at St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Rossville United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.
    Obituary- Conley, Bess 3
    Obituary- Conley, Bess 3
    Page 2 St. Marys Star February 21,
    Obituaries
    Bess M. Conley
    Mrs. Bess M. Conley, 86, Delia, died Saturday, February 18, 1989, at a Topeka hospital. Mrs. Conley was a teacher at Rossville High School from 1926 to 1931, and High Prairie
    Grade School in Jackson County from 1952 to 1953.
    She was born November 13, 1902, in Chase County, the daughter of Joseph H. and Ulamae Scribner Mercer. She was graduated from Topeka High School and Washburn University.
    Mrs. Conley was a member of the Rossville United Methodist Church, Rossville Literary Club, and was past president of a Delia Extension Homemakers Unit. She also was a 50-year member, past district aide and past worthy matron of Amaryllis Chapter No. 321 of the Order of the Eastern Star at Rossville. Mrs. Conley was active in the Rossville Rustlers 4-H Club.
    She was married to James L. Conley July 29, 1931, at Topeka. He survives.
    Other survivors include a son, Joe M. Conley, Delia; three grandchildren; and a great-grand¬child.
    A memorial service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday (this morning) at the Rossville United Methodist Church. Cremation of the body was done earlier, inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery at Topeka. Verschelden Funeral Home, St. Marys, was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Rossville United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.