Nellie F. Bauer

February 11, 1926April 29, 2018

Nellie F. Bauer, 92, of Overland Park, KS passed away on April 29, 2018 at her home. Her visitation will begin at 6 pm followed by a funeral service at 7 pm, Friday, May 4th at the McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park. Graveside services will be 1 pm, Saturday, May 5th in the Highland Cemetery, Iola, KS for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Heartland Hospice.

Nellie was born on February 11, 1926 in Chillicothe, Iowa to Clyde and Myrtle Moss. They moved to Iola, KS when she was two years old. She had one sister, Edythe Karr of Chesapeake, VA. She grew up on a farm in Allen County and graduated from Iola High School. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Nellie was married to Raymond L. Bauer in 1944 and they were married for 73 years. To this union was born one child, Karen S. (Bauer) Manley. She was employed in the office at Pet Milk Company during WWII. After not working for a few years to be with her growing baby, she returned to working as Deputy Treasurer of Allen County, then Deputy Clerk of the District Court. Nellie was employed by the Accounting Firm of Cartright Routh & Clark. After moving to Wichita, KS she worked as a teller at Fourth National Bank and lived in Wichita for 23 years.

Nellie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond L. Bauer; sister, Edythe Karr; sister-in-law, Hazel Bauer; brothers-in-law, Floyd, Charles and Kenneth Bauer and a nephew, William C. Karr, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Manley and her husband, Robert F. Manley, Jr., Shawnee, KS; two grandsons, Howard Kenneth Gilpin III, Shawn Raymond Gilpin and his wife, Saundra Elizabeth Gilpin; two precious great granddaughters, Skyler Elizabeth Gilpin and Summer Renee Gilpin; two step grandchildren, Karrie L. Manley (whom she had an extra special relationship with) and Jason R. Manley; sister-in-law, Lois Bauer, Coffeyville, KS; two nieces, Tonjia Kolanowski, Tucson, AZ and Vickie Hawkins, Coffeyville, KS and a nephew, Chuck Bauer, Coffeyville, OK. Online condolences may be left at


  • Clyde Moss, Father
  • Myrtle (Cooper) Moss, Mother
  • Raymond L. Bauer, Husband
  • Edythe Karr, Sister
  • Hazel Bauer, Sister-In-Law
  • Floyd Bauer, Brother-In-Law
  • Charles Bauer, Brother-In-Law
  • Kenneth Bauer, Brother-In-Law
  • William C. Karr, Jr., Nephew
  • Karen Manley and her husband, Robert F. Manley, Jr., Daughter
  • Howard Kenneth Gilpin III, Grandson
  • Shawn Raymond Gilpin and his wife, Saundra Elizabeth Gilpin, Grandson
  • Skyler Elizabeth Gilpin, Great Granddaughter
  • Summer Renee Gilpin, Great Granddaughter
  • Karrie L. Manley, Step Grandchild
  • Jason R. Manley, Step Grandchild
  • Lois Bauer, Sister-In-Law
  • Tonjia Kolanowski, Niece
  • Vickie Hawkins, Niece
  • Chuck Bauer, Nephew

  • Shawn Gilpin, Active Pallbearer
  • Nathan Murphy, Active Pallbearer
  • Drake Murphy, Active Pallbearer
  • Job Tinkham, Active Pallbearer
  • Daniel Berg, Active Pallbearer
  • Barry Allcorn, Active Pallbearer
  • Bob Manley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ken Gilpin, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dan Murphy, Honourary Pallbearer

  • Heartland Hospice


  • Visitation Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 5, 2018

Nellie F. Bauer

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Steve Murray

May 2, 2018

I was fortunate to have Nellie and Raymond as my next door neighbors for many years and I got to know them well. Nellie was like having a second grandmother for me....I used to take them deserts on occasion and Nellie would always say she was going to get fat eating those, ( she never did though). Nellie and Raymond are two of the finest people I have ever met in my life. They set high standards in terms of marriage and family. Now a mere 2 months after losing Raymond, the Lord has called Nellie home and I have no doubt that their spirits are reunited. I truly loved both of them. They were a team and always will be. May God bless Nellie and welcome her into his kingdom. They will be happy once again!

I am honored to have known her and blessed to call her my friend and neighbor. I will miss her greatly.

Steve Murray