Ethel Virgene "Jean" Palmblade


LEOTI — Ethel Virgene "Jean" Palmblade, 91, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at Wichita County Health Center in Leoti.

LEOTI — Ethel Virgene "Jean" Palmblade, 91, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at Wichita County Health Center in Leoti.

She was born Sept. 7, 1922, at Gypsum to Fred DeWitt and Ethel Winslow Cheney.

A resident of Leoti since 1947, she was a homemaker, secretary and former owner/operator of Colonial Bokay Flower Shop.

She married Marvin Palmblade on May 11, 1941, at Kip. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Eikenberry of Leoti; a son, Fred Palmblade of Garden City; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; a sister; and a grandchild.

Graveside services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Leoti Cemetery. Burial will be at Leoti Cemetery.

Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today, and 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Price and Sons Funeral Home in Leoti.

Memorials are suggested to the Wichita County Amusement Association or Wichita County Health Center in care of the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at

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