Mariann (Stumbaugh) Templeton, a longtime resident of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away at the age of 88 at the Advena Living of Cherryvale, Kansas where she has resided for the last year.
Mariann was born to Roy C and Mary E (Brown) Stumbaugh on December 30, 1933. She attended school in Coffeyville where she was always active in school functions. She received her diploma from Field Kindley Memorial High School in 1951, and her associates degree from Coffeyville Community College. She met the love of her life James Templeton at a Sea scout dance in high school. After graduating from college, she and Jim married at her parents' home on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1953. The couple made their home in Coffeyville. Mariann continued her education attending a Pittsburg State extension program where she received her diploma in 1955.
Mariann's first teaching job was at Blackford Country School just south of Veleda, Kansas in Labette County. After having their first child "Jamie" Mariann chose to remain at home where she enjoyed being a homemaker. She and Jim had two more children, David, and Mary. Mariann loved being a mother to her children and loved them dearly. She was active in her children's lives as a Cub Scout leader for her two boys and Brownie and Girl Scout leader for her daughter.
When Jamie was young, she began substitute teaching and later worked at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center while Jamie attended K-State. Mariann also managed the office for her husband's woodworking business, Templeton Woodworks. In 2007 a devasting flood destroyed their business but not their love for each other. Jim and Mariann shared 62 years of marriage together at the time of Jim's passing on December 16, 2015.
Mariann lived at Asbury Village from October 2015 through November last year. She loved bingo and playing the piano. She also enjoyed reading a good book and drinking Dr. Pepper.
Mariann was such a joyful, happy person. She always had a smile on her face and always chose to find the best in every situation. She was a longtime member of Coffeyville Bible Church where she shared her love of playing the piano. Mariann loved attending church, reading her Bible, cooking, and caring for others. Her greatest loves in life were God, her husband, her children, and her grandchildren. The natural progression of life made many challenges for Mariann, but she never complained and was always grateful.
Mariann's legacy will live on through her children James "Jamie" R Templeton Jr. and his wife Debbie, David Templeton and his wife Angela Jo, Mary, and her husband Randy Hyatt; she is also survived by her eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her sister Virginia Passmore.
Memorial services celebrating Mariann’s life will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 1pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS 67337. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 11, 2022, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 6-8 pm. Mariann will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery. The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to Coffeyville Public Library in Mariann's memory, and may be left in care of the chapel. Services will be streamed live under her obituary page at www.fordwulfbrunschapel.,com where you may also leave an online word of condolence or share a memory.