Obituaries » Marlene M. Gettler
October 23, 1931 - January 2, 2023
Marlene Gettler, 91, of Fort Scott, passed away Monday evening January 2, 2023. She was born on October 23, 1931, in Greensburg, Kansas, the daughter of Earl R. Murphy and Florence E. (Pinnick) Murphy. She married Dean Gettler on June 14, 1953, in Topeka, Kansas, and he survives of the home.
Marlene received her BA in Education from UMKC and taught elementary school for nine years in Kansas City, Kansas public schools before coming to Fort Scott in 1962. She was a business owner in Fort Scott for many years, first the Kansas Gift Shop where she was well-known for her delicious fudge. She later owned and operated the Courtland Bed and Breakfast. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and 50-year member Chapter CA PEO.
Marlene is survived by her husband, Dr. Dean T. Gettler; children, Julie Silfverberg & Juha, of Overland Park, Kansas, Bryan Gettler, of Kalkaska, Michigan, and Thomas Gettler and Michele, of Topeka, Kansas; a sister, Marise Sisson, of Dana Point, California; six grandchildren, Jessica Torres-Sosa, Janne Silfverberg, Dakotah Gettler, Cpt. Benjamin Gettler, Brooke Webb, and Blake Gettler; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Kathleen Stewart and Gloria Peña; and a brother, Dr. Jerry Murphy.
Rev. Dr. Jared Witt will conduct funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the First Presbyterian Church with burial following at the Evergreen Cemetery, under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. The visitation will be Friday evening 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.