Garlena Grace (Bartz) Anstaett, 95, Lyndon: Oct. 10, 1922 – Jan. 25, 2018

LYNDON, Kan. – Garlena Grace (Bartz) Anstaett, 95, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, after a brief illness. Garlena was born on Oct. 10, 1922, on the family farm north of Lyndon, Kan., the daughter of Walter and Grace Basel Bartz.

After graduating from Lyndon High School and attending Normal Training to obtain her teaching certificate, Garlena taught from 1940 to 1946.

On Dec. 18, 1942, Garlena married Roger E. Anstaett. When Roger returned to Osage County after World War II, they established and operated a successful farming operation for nearly 60 years. Garlena’s passions included gardening, sewing, cooking, genealogy, travel and first and foremost, her family. Garlena was a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Church, and for the last three years of her life, part of the Vintage Park community, at Osage City, Kan.

Garlena was preceded in death by her husband, Roger, on Sept. 7, 2006; her parents; two sons, Fred and Gregg; and a great-grandson, Bryce Reed.

Garlena is survived by two sons, Jerry (Barbara) Anstaett, of Lyndon, and Don (Kathy) Anstaett, Warsaw, Mo.; two daughters, Nancy Anstaett (Bob Rowe), Overland Park, Kan., and Janet (Kevin) Jackson, Andover, Kan.; two daughters-in-law, Connie Anstaett, Westmoreland, Kan., and Melinda Anstaett, Lyndon; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Delores Anstaett; a brother-in-law, Kirk Anstaett; and many cherished nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial will be in the Lyndon Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Lyndon United Methodist Church or the Lyndon Alumni Association (for scholarships), sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at

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