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Marlene Connolly


Marlene Kay (Robinson) Connolly, 59, Iola, formerly of Fredonia, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Iola.
She was born May 3, 1954 in Wichita, the daughter of Ivan and Carlyn (Jones) Robinson. Marlene was a 1973 graduate of Fredonia High School. Throughout the years, she worked in food service in several area hospitals.
On Jan. 1, 2002, in Iola, Marlene was united in marriage to Ray Connolly. He survives at their home.
Marlene was a member of First Baptist Church in Iola and was a former member of Bible Baptist Church in Fredonia. Marlene loved music and was an avid Elvis Presley fan and enjoyed collecting Elvis memorabilia.
In addition to her husband, Marlene’s survivors include her daughter, Stephanie Rutledge, Iola; son, Danny Stanturf, Lawrence; sisters, Cheryl Robinson, Ottawa, Brenda Roberts, Joplin, Mo., Karla Wadewitz, Ottawa and Julie Robinson, Augusta; and grandchildren, Brittney and Jacob, Iola.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, at the Bible Baptist Church with Pastor Jeremiah Baird and Pastor Mike Quinn officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Timmons Funeral Home. A memorial has been established in Marlene’s name with the American Cancer Society and can be sent to or left with Timmons Funeral Home. Words of condolence may be left at
Timmons Funeral Home, P.O. Box 168, Fredonia, KS 66736 is in charge of arrangements.


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