By The Mercury

Edith Allene Chadwick, 81, of Topeka, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013 at a Rossville care facility.

Edith was born August 15, 1932 in Manhattan, the daughter of William and Edith Mayfield Zarger, Sr. She attended Manhattan High School in Manhattan, where she resided until moving to Topeka in 1988.

She was employed as a pay clerk at Fort Riley for 10 years and later was comptroller at USP & FO in Topeka before retiring.

She attended the Free Methodist Church and the Nazarene Church.

Edith married Clifford H. Jensen on May 10, 1957 in Missouri. He preceded her in death in May 1975.

She married Wayne A. Chadwick on October 11, 1988. He preceded her in death on March 1, 2008.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Michael Sheldon Jensen, step-son, Kenneth Martin Jensen, step-daughter, Ann Christine Weaver, and three brothers.

Survivors include one daughter, Elaine (Richard) Lewis, one step-son, Terry L. (Dena) Jensen, ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two brothers, William Zarger and Courson Zarger.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Vermillion Cemetery, Vermillion. Burial will follow.

Edith will lie in state from noon-5 p.m. Sunday at Penwell-Gabel Southeast Chapel.

To leave the family a message online,  visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.

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