Elaine Badger, 76, Scranton: March 11, 1944 – Oct. 23, 2020 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Elaine Badger, 76, Scranton: March 11, 1944 – Oct. 23, 2020

SCRANTON, Kan. – Laura Elaine Badger, 76, formerly of Scranton, Kan., departed this life on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at the Healthcare Resort, Topeka, Kan. She was born March 11, 1944, in Topeka, the daughter of Walter and Eleanor (Phelon) Smith.

Elaine, as she was known to all, had worked as a registered nurse in hospitals across Kansas. She was a member of the Stormont-Vail Retired Nurses Association, Sunflower Lions Club, Stull United Methodist Church, and a volunteer and on the board of directors of the Schuyler Museum, Burlingame, Kan.

On June 5, 1965, Elaine was united in marriage to Tom Badger, in Scranton.

Elaine was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Tracy Badger; and her parents, Walter and Eleanor.

Elaine is survived by Tom, her husband of 55 years; son, Todd Badger, of Stuart, Fla.; daughter, Tara Phillips, Wichita, Kan.; brother, Walter Smith III, Scranton; and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Elaine was cremated and a celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Stull United Methodist Church, Lecompton, Kan. Memorial contributions can be made to the Kansas Lions Sight Foundation, sent in care of Vern Failor, 5201 S.W. 27th St., Topeka, KS 66614, or to Stull UMC, 1596 E. 250 Rd., Lecompton, KS 66050. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.


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