Obituary-Lela Chaput

Lela D. Chaput, age 94, long time Clifton resident, left this earthly life on Monday, November 21, 2022 surrounded by her family at the Sunset Nursing Home, Concordia, Kansas.  She was born on October 14, 1928 in Clifton, Kansas to Joseph and Ida (Kilman) Schumock.

Lela was a graduate of Clifton High School, Clifton, Kansas.

She married Virgil G. Chaput on June 4, 1947 in Vining, Kansas. To this union 3 children were born, Larry, Gary and Judy.  Virgil preceded her in death on March 30, 1998.

Lela and her daughter Judy, were co-owners of the Cardinal Café in Clifton for several years.  Lela also worked as a cook for the Clifton Senior Citizen Center.  She also was a wonderful babysitter for her grandchildren while they were growing up.

She was a member of the Faith United Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Deacon, American Legion Women’s Aux. all of Clifton.

Lela enjoyed embroidering, reading and was an avid Jayhawk Fan.  Most of all she loved spending time with her beloved family and friends.

She is survived by her 2 sons, Larry Chaput (Judy), Clifton, KS; Gary Chaput (Brenda), Leavenworth, KS; 5 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-greatgrandchildren; 2 sisters, Lila Tiemeyer, Linn, KS; Lola Lehman, Clay Center, KS: many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Lela was preceded by her, husband, Virgil, daughter, Judy Duggan, parents, Joseph and Ida, a brother, Richard Schumock.

Visitation will be held from 9-10:30 am, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at the Faith United Presbyterian Church, 200 West St., Clifton, KS.

A Memorial Service will follow at 10:30 am, in the Faith United Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Roxie Baer officiating.

Inurnment will take place in Pleasant View Cemetery, Vining, Kansas.

The family suggests memorials to Faith United Presbyterian Church, in care of Chaput Mortuary, PO Box 291, Clyde, KS 66938.  For online condolences please visit,

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