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‘Jean’ Oblander

A graveside service for Florence “Jean” (Peters) Oblander, 95, who died Saturday at Salem Home in Hillsboro, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Durham Park Cemetery.

Born Sept. 20, 1926, in Goessel to George and Ruth (Schroeder) Peters, she attended one-room Geis School and Durham High School, received a temporary teacher’s certificate from Kansas State Teachers College, and taught for two years at one-room Pleasant Valley School, west of Durham.

She married Virgil Oblander on Sept 1, 1946. After raising their children, she worked as a cook at Shiloh Manor in Canton. The couple retired in 1991 and moved to Newton and then to Hillsboro to care for her mother.

Her husband and a sister, Georgia Medley, preceded her in death.

Survivors include sons Burt Oblander of Newton and Gene Oblander of Greeley, Colorado; daughters Wendy Daniel of Beckenham, England, and Kim Frantz of Tampa; sister Judi Dunn of Salina; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Hillsboro Public Library and Salem Home.

Last modified Sept. 22, 2022