Isobel Atwood Falkenstien

Isobel Atwood Falkenstien died on January 28, 2022.  She was born on the family farm in Gardner, Kansas, on November 18, 1929,  the daughter of Bert K. Atwood and Etha Lasley Atwood.

Isobel attended Gardner schools and The University of Kansas.  She was a member of the P.E.O. sisterhood both in Topeka and Lawrence.  She was a former member of the Junior League of Topeka and a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, where she later served on the House Corporation Board.

Survivors include a daughter, Jane Hart, Topeka, a son, Kurt  Falkenstien (Paula Martin), Lawrence, two grandsons, Joseph Marshall Hart (Jessica Wilson) and Eric Hart (Amaris), Tucson, AZ, a granddaughter Kate Falkenstien, (Rich Boltizar), Boise, ID, and 6 great grandchildren, Ezra Hart, Nikki Jane Hart, Roxy Hart, Nevaeh Lara, Arianna Lara, Tucson, AZ, and Theo Charles Boltizar, Boise, ID, her sister-in-law, Sandra Simonett, Berkeley, CA, 2 nieces and nephew.

She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Max, her sister Jane Sawyer and her husband Gene Sawyer.

According to her wishes, no services will be held. Private burial services will be in Pioneer Cemetery at a later date.  Donations in her memory may be made to The Ballard Center or Warm Hearts.

8 Condolences

  1. Delaine & Chris Eckart on January 29, 2022 at 8:34 am

    Kurt, Paula & family our deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother.

  2. Pat Cardwell on January 29, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    She was a wonderful person. She will be missed. Our sympathies for your loss.
    Steve and Pat Cardwell

  3. Miles Schnaer on January 30, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Kurt, Paula and Family
    I was saddened find out that your Mother had passed away!! She was the guiding light in your Family just like all Mothers and wife’s are when there is a high profile Father in the Family! She was a lovely lady and we are so blessed to have the Schnaer Family cross paths with your Family! As you know your Dad was special to me ever since arriving in Lawrence! Our hearts and prayers are with you all!!
    Our best, Miles and Paula and the Crown Organization

  4. Dr Charles Kincaid and Staff on January 31, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    We were sorry to hear of Isobel’s passing. She was a wonderful patient. May her memory forever be a blessing.

  5. Donna Falkenstien on February 2, 2022 at 11:45 am

    Dear Kurt, Paula, Jane and family, We were saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Hers was a life well-lived! May your memories of her give you comfort and peace. Donna and Joe Falkenstien and the Falkenstien Family

  6. Cindy Hall Wetmore on February 4, 2022 at 8:52 am

    Jane and Kurt,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Some very fond memories from Stratford Road! I happen to be in Tucson right now where Barbie Murrow has a second home. We did a long walk yesterday together and are having dinner tonight. Connie and Julie are coming next week for a sisters weekend so we will all share some memories in honor of your Mother.
    Cindy Hall Wetmore

  7. Susan and Marvin Burris on February 4, 2022 at 9:25 am

    Please accept our sympathy in the death of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Susan and Marvin Burris

  8. Marcia Oroke Haag on February 4, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Jane, my heart and love go out to you and your family during this very difficult time. I new your dad because I worked at WREN on Saturdays as the Saturday Receptionist while I was in college and he was the General Manager of the station. He was a wonderful man and I was able to keep track of him through KU Athletics. I didn’t know your mom, but heard a lot about her from her time living in Topeka, through Junior League and from you! It is so difficult to lose loved ones, but just hang onto those memories. I have always treasured knowing you, and I know you are a strong and loving women! Sending up prayers for strength and comfort for you!!

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