Lena Maye Chrest

Lena M. Chrest, age 95, of Wamego, died Aug. 8th, 2019 at the Overland Park Place in Overland Park, Kan.

She was born Nov. 19, 1923 in Hopkins, Mo., the daughter of Stella Ann Prather and Arthur Gilbert. Lena was the last of 12 siblings. She married Ray Chrest on Dec. 10th, 1945. He preceded her in death on June 25th, 2000.

Lena retired from Kansas State University where she worked for the Housing Department for over 20 years. She was a member of the Wamego United Methodist Church and volunteered for many years at the church’s Thrift Store. Lena loved gardening, cooking, quilting, and golf.

She is survived by two daughters: Pam (widow) Westhoff of Leawood, Kan., and Patricia (Dayton) Mehlhaff of Garden Valley, Calif. She is also survived by loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.

There will be a Celebration of Life at the Wamego United Methodist Church at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 31, 2019.

Please join family and friends for lunch. There will be no graveside service.

Memorial contributions may be to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Mrs. Chrest.

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