Marilyn Kendall, 89, Melvern: Nov. 3, 1930 – Feb. 26, 2020 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Marilyn Kendall, 89, Melvern: Nov. 3, 1930 – Feb. 26, 2020

MELVERN, Kan. – Marilyn Kendall, 89, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. She was born Nov. 3, 1930, in Freeport, Ill., the daughter of Kline and Marion Johnston Bardell Sr.

Marilyn had lived in Denver and North Glen, Colo., before moving to Melvern, Kan., in 1976. Marilyn had worked in communications for United Airlines, was a bookkeeper for several grain elevators, and had been postmaster at Melvern. She was a member of several card clubs around the Melvern community.

On Dec. 24, 1960, Marilyn was married to Alyn “Ike” Kendall, in Denver.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Ike, on March 24, 2001; her parents, Kline and Marion; and a brother, Kline Bardell Jr.

Marilyn is survived by her son, Kyle Kendall and wife, Patti, of Denton, Texas; daughter, Rhonda Beatty and her husband, Mark, Tecumseh, Kan.; brother, Kenneth Bardell, West Bend, Wisc.; and five step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until service time at the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for memorial contributions to Midland Hospice Care, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at

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