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Obituary of Renee J. “Nae” Sanpaka

Renee Joann “Nae” Sanpaka, 35, the daughter of Richard J. “Woody” McGraw and Frances (Lundblade) McGraw, was born August 28, 1981 at Wichita, KS and passed away on January 10, 2017 at Republic County Hospital, Belleville, KS.
Renee grew up and attended school in Anthony, KS. She assisted her father as a bookkeeper and was an aide at nursing homes. Renee later was the manager of the Pizza Hut at Anthony, KS for five years and then was a daycare provider also in Anthony for several years.
On November 28, 2003, she was united in marriage to Joey B. Sanpaka. The couple moved to Scandia, KS in 2011.
She was a member of the American Bulldog Association for many years.
Renee was preceded in death by her Parents, Richard and Frances McGraw, brothers, Ronald Jerome McGraw, and Rodney J. McGraw; one sister Candy R. Dalman, and grandparents.
She is survived by her husband, Joey Sanpaka of Scandia, KS; two daughters, Rachel Jolene Sanpaka and Madison Ilene Sanpaka both of Scandia, KS;
One brother, Ronald McGraw of Scandia, KS; 5 sisters, Cheryl (Art) Zavala of Amarillo, TX, Vera (Tad) Radford of Salina, KS; Donna (Duane) Keller of Cheney, KS, Dora (Wes) Sands of Wichita, KS, Emma (Mike) Weis of Pierce, Colorado; mother-in-law Carla Sanpaka of Scandia, KS and Michael (Joyce) Sanpaka of Escanaba, Michigan; brother-in-law’s Timothy Sanpaka and Brandon (Porsche) Sanpaka both of Hennessey, OK, Joshua Sanpaka and Justin Sanpaka both of Escanaba, Michigan; sister-in-law’s, Teresa (Luke) McKinney of Kiowa, KS and Melinda Sanpaka of Escanaba, Michigan; other relatives and many friends.
Cremation was selected and a memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Bachelor-Surber Memorial Chapel, Belleville, KS with Dwight Garman, officiating.
Friends may call to sign the book from 1 PM until 5 PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 and after 9 AM on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to family choice.
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Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.

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