Wallace and Marie Kobler Steeples

Vera Marie Kobler, daughter of Carl and Elma Kobler, was born on 17 Aug 1906 in Penokee, Graham Co., KS. She died on 10 Jan 2002 in Hays, KS. She married William Wallace (Wally) Steeples, son of David James Steeples and Myrtle Eliza Fulcher on 24 Dec 1926 in Penokee, Graham Co., KS. He was born on 03 Feb 1904 in Zurich, Rooks Co., KS. He died on 29 Jul 1966 in Hays, KS. Wallace and Marie Steeples are both buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco, KS.
Wallace Steeples and Marie Kobler had the following children:

  • Jean Marie Steeples
  • Joanne (Jo) Evelyn Steeples
  • Lois Ellen Steeples
  • Don Wallace Steeples
  • David James Steeples


Marie Kobler 1909

Marie Kobler age 11

Marie Kobler age 11

Marie Kobler Age 15

Marie Kobler Steeples Wedding 12-24-1926

Wallace Steeples Wedding 12-24-1926

Wallace & Marie Steeples Family – 1950s

Back Row: Boyd Webb, Jean Steeples Webb, Lois Steeples Settles, Robert Settles, Jo Steeples Haslett, Glenn Haslett
Front Row: Dave Steeples, Wallace Steeples, Marie Steeples, Don Steeples

Wallace & Marie Steeples

Marie Kobler Steeples with Webbs and Hasletts

Marie Kobler Steeples with Webbs and Hasletts

L-R: Glenn Haslett, Jo Steeples Haslett, Marie Kobler Steeples, Jean Steeples Webb, Boyd Webb

Additional photos of Wallace and Marie Steeples family are posted on Bob and Lois Settles website.


Vera ‘Marie’ Steeples

Vera ”Marie” Kobler Steeples, 95, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002.

A native of Penokee, Kansas, Mrs. Steeples was a daughter of the late Carl and Elma Paxson Kobler and was the widow of W.W. ”Wally” Steeples. She graduated from Fort Hays State University and was a schoolteacher in Palco and Bogue, Kan., for 17 years. She was a member of Pleasant Hour Club, Eastern Star, Delta Kappa Gamma Professional Sorority and Sigma Sigma Sigma Social Sorority. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Palco, Kan., and First United Methodist Church, Stockton, Kan., and attended First Presbyterian Church, Hays, Kan.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton, Kan., with the Rev. Tim Ault-Duell officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco, Kan.

Survivors include three daughters, Jean Webb, Tulsa, Okla., Joanne Haslett, Tucson, Ariz., and Lois Settles, Athens; two sons, Don Steeples, Lawrence, Kan., David Steeples, Stockton, Kan.; a brother, Raymond Kobler, Hays, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wally and Marie Steeples Faculty Award Fund, Kansas University Endowment Association, P.O. Box 928, Lawrence, KS 66044 or the Methodist Church of Palco or Stockton, c/o the funeral home.

[Athens Banner-Herald, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002]

Wallace and Marie Steeples Headstone

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