Nellie Bauer



May 1, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Nellie F. Bauer, 92, of Overland Park, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at her home. Her visitation will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Dr,. Overland Park. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at Highland Cemetery, Iola, for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Heartland Hospice.

Nellie was born on Feb. 11, 1926, in Chillicothe, Iowa, to Clyde and Myrtle Moss. They moved to Iola when she was 2 years old. She had one sister, Edythe Karr of Chesapeake, Va. She grew up on a farm in Allen County and graduated from Iola High School. She was a member of United Methodist Church.

Nellie was married to Raymond L. Bauer in 1944 and they were married for 73 years. To this union was born one child, Karen S. (Bauer) Manley. She was employed in the office at Pet Milk Company during World War II. After not working for a few years to be with her growing baby, she returned to working as deputy treasurer of Allen County, then deputy clerk of the District Court. Nellie was employed by the accounting firm of Cartright, Routh & Clark. After moving to Wichita, she worked as a teller at Fourth National Bank and lived in Wichita for 23 years.

Nellie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond L. Bauer; sister, Edythe Karr; sister-in-law, Hazel Bauer; brothers-in-law, Floyd, Charles and Kenneth Bauer and a nephew, William C. Karr, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Manley and her husband, Robert F. Manley, Jr., Shawnee; two grandsons, Howard Kenneth Gilpin III, Shawn Raymond Gilpin and his wife, Saundra Elizabeth Gilpin; two precious great-granddaughters, Skyler Elizabeth Gilpin and Summer Renee Gilpin; two stepgrandchildren, Karrie L. Manley (whom she had an extra special relationship with) and Jason R. Manley; sister-in-law, Lois Bauer, Coffeyville; two nieces, Tonjia Kolanowski, Tucson, Ariz., and Vickie Hawkins, Coffeyville, and a nephew, Chuck Bauer, Coffeyville, Okla.

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