Aug. 17, 1924 - Jan. 14, 2013
TOPEKA - Magdalena "Lena" Barkman, 88, of Topeka, died at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.
She was born Aug. 17, 1924, to the late William and MaryAnn (Yoder) Wagler in Loogootee. She married Monroe Barkman on Nov. 28, 1944, in Mark Center, Ohio.
Her husband; children Mary Jane (Wilbur) Miller of Middlebury, Martha (Dave) Schmucker of Millersburg, Magdalena Ann (Toby T.) Troyer, Waneta (John R.) Miller, Carolyn (David W.) Nissley, Norma Jean (Freeman) Bontrager, and Samuel Jay (Rose), William Henry and Monroe Jr. (Rachel) Barkman; 34 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and siblings Mildred and Catherine Delagrange and Omer, Ray, Simon (Martha) and Dale (Doris) Wagler survive.
Her children, Alma Mae, John Allen and Ray Ellis Barkman; grandson Arlan Miller; a stillborn grandson; and siblings Rosie Delagrange, Wilmer, Wilbur and Wilbert Wagler preceded her in death.
Visitation will be all day today, Jan. 16, at Freeman Bontrager's home, 3365 W. 550 S., Topeka. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Crist M. Miller's home, 5780 S. 300 W., Topeka. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.