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Obituary of Paula B. Jeardoe:

Paula B. Jeardoe, daughter of Bernard J. Tarkowski and Helen F. (Blanchat) Tarkowski was born January 11, 1950 at Wichita, Kansas and passed away on August 1, 2018 at her home in rural Belleville, KS at the age of 68 years, 6 months and 20 days.
She attended Victory School at rural Rydal from grades 1-4 and then Belleville Public school and graduated from Belleville High School in 1968. She was united in marriage to Roger Cramer in 1968 and he passed away in 1980. She was united in marriage to Keith L. Jeardoe on November 27, 1981.
She was a lifetime resident of Republic County. She was a long time employee of Republic County Hospital until her retirement. She loved gardening both vegetables and flowers and spending time each spring deciding what to grow. She enjoyed canning what she grew; she spent a lot of time sewing and mending, cooking and baking for large family gatherings and lots of family meals with her grandkids. Her beloved dog Dandy always made her smile. She would happily sing out loud with Elvis, Waylon Jennings and Luke Bryan. She spent most Saturday nights excitedly watching Molly B’s Polka party and Larry’s Country Diner. He life purpose was taking care of her family and friends.
She was a member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church, Belleville, KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Helen Tarkowski, first husband, Roger Cramer.
She is survived by her husband, Keith L. Jeardoe of rural Belleville, KS, two daughters, Patricia A. (John) Callahan of Farley, MO, Debra L (Jeremy) Strnad of Munden, KS, one son, Ryan L, (Kristel) Jeardoe of rural Belleville, KS, eight grandchildren, Keanu T. Carson, Alec B. Carson, Kenneth K. Jeardoe, Thomas T. Jeardoe, Emma E. Jeardoe, Hanna E. Orr, Clara E. Strnad, Raekin L. Strnad two step grandchildren, Jack Callahan, Patty J. Callahan two sisters, Lora Martin of Belleville, KS, Cathy Grant of Wichita, KS, one brother, Jon (Donna) Tarkowski of Wichita, KS, other relatives and many friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 7, 2018, St. Edward’s Catholic Church, Belleville, KS, with Father Henry Baxa, celebrant.
Vigil/Rosary service will held 7:00 PM, Monday at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS.
Cremation will follow the service with private family inurnment in Zion Cemetery, rural Talmo, KS at a later date.
Memorials may be given to Paula Jeardoe Memorial Fund.
Friends may call on Monday, August 6, 2018 from 1 PM to 8 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS.
Online condolences and information at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS in charge of arrangements.


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