Marguerite Barkley


Personal and Family Information

Marguerite was born on 26 MAY 1908 in Minneapolis, Kansas, the daughter of James W Barkley and Ada Laughlin.

She died on 22 MAY 2003 in Midland Hospice, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Her husband was William R Chalmers. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their three known children were Jane C (Private) (1946-?), JoAnn (1948-2003) and Glenn B (Private) (1950-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Marguerite Barkley


James W Barkley


Ada Laughlin



Birth26 MAY 1908
Place: Minneapolis, Kansas
Death22 MAY 2003
Place: Midland Hospice, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
Burial28 MAY 2003
Place: Mt Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas


Marguerite C...


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!Source: "Marguerite Chalmers", The Capital-Journal", Sunday, May 25, 2003. Marguerite Barkley Chalmers, 94, Topeka, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at Midland Hospice House.

!P: She was born May 26, 1908, in Minneapolis, Kan., the daughter of James W. and Ada Laughlin Barkley. She graduated from Manhattan High School and attended Kansas State University.

!P: Mrs. Chalmers was an educational secretary with Manhattan High School and Unified School District 501 at Randolph Elementary and Topeka High School, until retiring in 1973.

!P: She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Topeka Association of Educational Office Personnel and National Association of Office Personnel.

!P: She married William R. Chalmers on March 29, 1934, in Topeka. He preceded her in death April 14, 1988.

!P: Survivors include two daughters, Jane C. McClain, Kansas City, Mo., and Joann Kelyman, Englewood, Colo.; a son, Glenn B. Chalmers, Little Rock, Ark.; a grandson, Tom McClain, Pleasanton, Calif.; two granddaughters, Susan McClain, Topeka, and Kristen Chalmers, Maumelle, Ark.; and two great granddaughters, Ayla McClain, Topeka, and Samantha McClain, Pleasanton, Calif.

!P: Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Inurnment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery following the service.

!P: Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, the American Heart Association or Westminister Presbyterian Church.

!P: Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel is in charge of arrangements.