John Stephen Moeller, 67, Carbondale: Dec. 2, 1948 – Nov. 6, 2016

CARBONDALE, Kan. – John Stephen Moeller, 67, of Carbondale, Kan., passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. He was born Dec. 2, 1948, in Topeka, the son of Virgil and Margaret (Houston) Moeller. He graduated from the Overbrook High School, Overbrook, Kan., where he was a state medalist for the javelin. He attended Kansas State Teacher’s College, at Emporia, Kan., where he played football and baseball.

He married Marsha Snyder on Dec. 7, 1968, in Shawnee, Kan. They shared more than 48 years of marriage.

John was a farmer, continuing the family operation near Carbondale. He row cropped and raised livestock. Conservation and the environment have always been in the forefront with John, which led to the Continuous Conservation Award that he and Marsha received in 1991.

John attended the Topeka Bible Church, in Topeka, Kan. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, watching sports on the television, and spending time with family and friends. He especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Margaret Moeller, and a brother, Bill Moeller.

Surviving family includes his wife, Marsha, of Topeka; two daughters, Shannon and Tara Moeller, both of Topeka; two sons, Brian Moeller, Topeka, and Brad Moeller and wife, Tonya, Carbondale; a sister, Donna Croy, Topeka; three grandchildren, Rhea, Maxwell and Trinity; and a great-grandson, Fabian.

To celebrate John’s life, services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Grace Community Church, 310 E. Eighth St., Overbrook. Interment will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery, Carbondale. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. before the service hour at the church.

Memorials may be made to Moeller’s Grandchildren’s Education Fund and sent in care of Kansas State Bank, 400 Maple St., Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.


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