Margaret Anita Clasen, 91, of Eureka, formerly of Garnett and Florence, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Eureka Nursing Center in Eureka.
She was born May 6, 1922, in Marysville, the daughter of Harry and Helen West.
She was united in marriage to George Henry Clasen on Oct. 28, 1939, in Marysville.
The family purchased the Florence Bulletin in Florence on July 1, 1946. They later purchased half interest in the Garnett Publishing Co. on Oct. 1, 1964, and moved to Garnett where they published the Anderson County Review.
She is survived by her son, David, of Seattle; daughter-in-law, Rachel Clasen of Eureka; one grandson, Robert Clasen and wife, Kelly, of Belton, Mo.; four granddaughters, Kathy Schwar and husband, Bill, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Shari Hendrickson and husband, Jim, of Olathe, Rebecca Schultz and husband, Tim, of Park City, and Robin Wunderlich and husband, Wes, of Eureka; 14 great-grandchildren, Laurie, Katie, Maggie, Robbie, Cynthia, Josh, Jeff, Michael, James, Sarah, Julianna, Chloe, Camden, and Cooper; and five great-great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Anderson, Isaiah, Ella, and Evelyn.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Richard Clasen; and daughter, Georgette.
A memorial has been established with the Garnett Public Library. Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, PO Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, who were in charge of service arrangements. Funeral services were held in Eureka on Sept. 7.