Rosemary R. Gfeller

September 20, 1920 ~ March 15, 2018 (age 97)

Rosemary Ruth Gfeller, formerly of El Dorado, died at age 97, March 15, 2018, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2018, at Trinity United Methodist Church in El Dorado, KS. Burial will be at Ebenezer Cemetery in rural Butler County. Visitation will be Friday, April 6th, at the church 12:00 to 1:30 with family present. Memorials may be given to Butler Community College Foundation for scholarship in name of Rosemary Gfeller, Alice Gfeller Locke, and Emma Gfeller or Partners in Education – El Dorado Public Schools Foundation. Rosemary Gfeller was born September 20, 1920, to Arthur Gfeller and Katherine (Knauss) Gfeller in Burns, Kansas. Her entire career was devoted to teaching children in schools in rural Butler County and then Eldorado, KS. She is survived by nephews and nieces and their families: Nephew Dr. Will Locke and spouse Virginia of Hastings, NE; niece Rosella and spouse the Reverend Dr. Howard Gleason of St. Louis, MO; nephew the Reverend Dr. Eugene Locke and spouse Mary of Charlottesville, VA; niece Katherine and spouse Thomas Klamm of Colorado Springs, CO; and numerous grand nieces and nephews and families. Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents and older sisters Emma Gfeller and Alice Gfeller Locke. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Rosemary at

Donations may be made to:

Partners In Education USD 490
124 W. Central, El Dorado KS 67042
Tel: 1-316-452-5896

Butler County Community College
901 S. Haverhill, El Doardo KS 67042
Tel: 1-316-321-2222

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