Margaret Coder


LAKIN — Margaret Ellen Coder, 89, of Lakin, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

LAKIN — Margaret Ellen Coder, 89, of Lakin, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

She was born June 22, 1924, in Hays, to H.F. and Mercedes Bratton Cate.

A Lakin resident since 1946, Mrs. Coder spent 30 years teaching in the Lakin school system. She was active in the Republican Party for many years, gave considerable volunteer time to the Presbyterian Church and was active in Delta Kappa Gamma.

On June 1, 1952, she married Robert "Bob" Coder in Lamar, Colo. He preceded her in death as did her parents; a brother, James Cate; and a granddaughter, Kalana Elyse Calkins.

Survivors include her children, Shelley and husband John Barber of Wichita, Tracy and husband Robert Manly of Lakin, Jim Coder of Topeka, and Peggy Calkins of Lakin; a sister, Marcheta Mitchell of Wichita; her grandchildren, John Barber, Mike Barber, Jared and Anjali Manly, Will Manly, Catelyn Manly, Cody and Darcy Calkins, and Kayla Calkins; and three great-grandchildren, John Preston Barber, Kai Calkins and Neilesh Manly.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lakin United Methodist Church. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

There will be no visitation. Condolences may be emailed to Memorials are suggested to High Plains Retirement Village for the Blanket Warmer Fund, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 508 N. Main St., Lakin, KS 67860.

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