Agnes L. Schlink, 88, Overbrook: May 6, 1929 – June 30, 2017

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Agnes L. Schlink, 88, of Overbrook, Kan., passed away Friday, June 30, 2017, at her home. She was born May 6, 1929, in rural Overbrook, the daughter of Joseph Baldwin and Atha Fawl.

She was a lifelong Overbrook resident and graduated from Overbrook High School with the class of 1946. She then attended and graduated from Topeka Business School. Agnes worked for 39 years for the State of Kansas in Topeka. She worked first for the property valuation office and lastly in the department of revenue office, retiring in 1985.

Agnes was a farmwife but not the average farmwife. She loved to help work the cattle or plow the fields with her husband and brother. She was never afraid to get in the middle of the work and get something done. The life of a farmer was something that Agnes truly loved. She also enjoyed carpentry. Claude and Agnes built homes in the Topeka area for a time. Agnes was a hard worker and a good example to all of her family and community.

On May 17, 1947, Agnes was united in marriage to Claude Schlink in Topeka, Kan. They were happily married for 65 years and shared many wonderful trips together.

Mrs. Schlink was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Schlink; her parents; two brothers, Joe Baldwin and William Baldwin; sister, Belle Fuqua; infant sister, Edith Baldwin; and a niece, Sharon Guffey.

She is survived by nephews, Joseph Todd Goodyear and wife, Jane, Overbrook, William Tadd Goodyear and wife, Marsha, Overbrook, Ralph Guffey and wife, Leslie, Lawrence; and two great nieces, Chandler and Brooklyn Guffey.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at Overbrook United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Overbrook Cemetery. Mrs. Schlink’s family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, Overbrook.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Overbrook Methodist Church or the Lickskillet Busy Bee Hobby Club, sent in care of Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, 730 Western Heights Drive, Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.


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