Delphia Eileen Koepsel, 73, Topeka: Sept. 22, 1942 – May 21, 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. – Delphia Eileen Koepsel, 73, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Aldersgate Village, Topeka, Kan. She was born on Sept. 22, 1942, in Wann, Okla., the daughter of Walter and Alphie Smith Conder.

Delphia had lived in Topeka for more than 50 years. She received her Bachelor’s in Education from Washburn University in 1964, and taught for 32 years. She started teaching in Pomona, Kan., then Plattsmouth, Neb., and finished with 28 years at Scranton Elementary School, District 434. She had been a member of the Eastside Baptist Church, Topeka.

On Nov. 20, 1966, Delphia was married to Edward Koepsel Jr., in South Coffeyville, Okla.

Delphia was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Alphie; and two sisters, Nadine Winans and Freida Gordon.

Delphia is survived by her husband, Ed, of the home; three brothers, Delbert Conder (Sandy), Hulbert, Okla., Jarold Conder (Martha), Porter, Okla., and Melvin Conder (Rhonda), Sperry, Okla.; 11 nieces and nephews; and best friend, Mikie Smith, Topeka.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, in Lyndon. Burial will be in the Valley Brook Cemetery, south of Overbrook. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Helping Hands Humane Society, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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