Alma Lucille Schiffelbein, Topeka: Aug. 19, 1924 – June 20, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. – Alma Lucille “Lucy” Schiffelbein, 94, of Topeka, Kan., died June 20, 2019, at Rolling Hills Health Center. She was born Aug. 19, 1924, in Skidmore, Mo., the daughter of Roy and Grace (Straw) Fosdick.

Lucy married Worland Cox, of Blue Mound, Kan. She later married Alfred F. Schiffelbein, on Jan. 26, 1973, in Topeka. He preceded her in death on April 17, 2006. 

She is survived by her children, Diane (Connie) Ball, of Blue Mound, Betty (Gary) Rinehart, Topeka, Jo Barnes, Milford, Kan., John (Karen) Schiffelbein, Topeka, Ginny (Bill) Miller, Silver Lake, Kan., Fred (Sandy) Schiffelbein and Mary K. Schiffelbein, all of Topeka.  Sixteen grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and triplet great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 24.  Burial was to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to TIES (Tarc Industries/Employment Services), sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW Sixth Ave., Topeka, KS 66603. Memories and condolences can be left at


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