Susan Nell Schrepel

Susan Nell Schrepel, 86, died peacefully on September 23, 2022, in Lawrence, KS, surrounded by her children. Susan was born in 1936 in St. Louis, MO, to Charles and Nellie Lee Frederick. Susan married Dan F. Schrepel on July 19, 1958. Susan was preceded in death by her husband, Dan; parents, Charles and Nellie Lee Frederick; and brother, Bob Frederick. She is survived by her children: Ann Klockau (Chris), Jane Schrepel (Eric Boldt), and Robert Schrepel (Kelli Ziegler); grandchildren: Emily Keizer (Dustin Jones), Patrick Keizer, and Henry Boldt; step-grandchildren: Kate Klockau (Ryan Mazur) and Kit Klockau (Gabrielle); sister-in-law, Margey Frederick; and four nephews and their families. 

Susan graduated from the University of Kansas in 1958 with a degree in education. While at KU she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, elected to the Mortar Board, and President of Associated Women Students. She later earned a Master of Education from Wichita State University. For 27 years she was an educator with the South Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative. 

Susan and Dan raised their family in Pratt, KS. Susan loved being a part of the community and was active in many civic organizations, including the Pratt Public Library, the Vernon Filley Art Museum, Pratt Regional Medical Center, and P.E.O. She was also a dedicated member of the Pratt Presbyterian Church. 

All who knew Susan experienced her gift of hospitality. She welcomed friends and family into her home with open arms, hosting many dinner parties, pool parties, and holiday gatherings. Susan will be remembered for her smile that lit up a room, kind heart, and generous spirit. After a life well lived, Susan is now a lively addition to God’s kingdom. 

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 3:00 p.m., at Pratt Presbyterian Church, 202 E. 1st St., Pratt, KS. The family will greet friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made in Susan’s name to the Vernon Filley Art Museum or the Pratt Public Library, and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS, 66044, or Larrison Family Mortuaries, 300 Country Club Rd., Pratt, KS, 67124.

5 Condolences

  1. LaDonna Stephens on October 5, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Ann, Jane, Robert, Emily, Patrick, and Henry and all your special life partners! I am thinking of you, praying for you, and remembering what a warm and loving woman Susan was. It is a gift when a person can make one’s heart felt by another. She had that gift and I was impacted by it. I observed your tender care for her when her health failed. You didn’t run from difficult transitions, or hard conversations. Each of you did your part, and worked harmoniously supporting her and one another. I can think of no better tribute to her than the amazing children she raised. What a legacy she left in and through each of you! Thank you Susan! Arms around you, both now and in the years to come.

  2. Caleb on October 5, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    Sending you goodness. Love y’all.

  3. Abiola Ojeleye on October 6, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    You took me in not just as your caregiver but like a family member. Your warmth, smile and love towards everyone around you was exceptional! Thank you! . Glad I was part of your peaceful final days. Heaven sure gain an angel! My thoughts and prayers are with you Ann, Jane and Robert . You all are wonderful. Your mum got the best till her last day.

  4. Melissa Williams on October 7, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    I am blessed to have shared life with such a beautiful lady. Thinking of all the love and support you provided and how blessed we have been by your mom. Love and prayers

  5. Sarah Hoffman & the girls on October 17, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Oh my dear Susie, what a treasure you were to me! The impact you made on not just my life, but my girls is so special to me. Your sweet spirit and kind heart heart instantly made it easy to connect with you. I truly looked forward to our days together every week, and I miss them. I always told my girls it was just like going to spend time with my grandma. 💜 The love you shared with everyone around you and the way your smile lit up a whole room was so special. You are missed so much, but I am so grateful that you are once again singing and dancing with your beloved on those streets made of gold in the presence of your Savior! The girls & I will continue to treasure your memory until we meet again, my sweet friend.
    Jane, Ann, & Robert my thoughts & prayers are with you. The legacy that your mom has left for you and your children is one of a kind. A mothers presence is irreplaceable, but her love will stay with you infinitely.

Leave a Condolence