Mardell Vanderslice, 100, Lyndon: Aug. 27, 1916 – Jan. 26, 2017

LYNDON, Kan. – Mardell Vanderslice, 100, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at the Plaza West care facility, Topeka, Kan. She was born on Aug. 27, 1916, in Lyndon, Kan., the daughter of Wilbur and Edith Smith Goldsmith.

Mardell lived all of her life in Osage County. She graduated from Lyndon High School in 1934. She had owned and operated the Corner Café and the Lyndon Café through the years. She had been president of the Republican Women’s Group and was a former member of the Lyndon Presbyterian Church.

On Dec. 10, 1935, Mardell was married to Alfred Vanderslice in Harrisonville, Mo.

Mardell was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred, on Oct. 21, 2001; a daughter, Vivian Lawson; a grandson, Rusty Lawson; parents, Wilbur and Edith; and a brother and two sisters.

Mardell is survived by her three daughters, Shirley Lawson, Topeka, Mildred Gibson, Lyndon, and Alfreda Myers, Anthony, Kan.; and 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Lyndon Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lyndon Alumni Association, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at

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