Marshall Samuel Maupin, 88, of Paradise, Kansas, died on Friday, May 03, 2019, at his home in Paradise.
He was born in rural Paradise KS on March 14, 1931, to Marshall T & Anna Bertha Marie (Eulert) Maupin. Due to a farm accident Anna passed away in December of 1932 and his dad later married Margaret Weller (Pooley) in 1952. Marshall Samuel was commonly known by (as) Sam and he attended grade school at the Paradise Dell Country School and later graduated from Paradise Rural High School in 1949. He had a love for music and was asked to fill in for a drummer at one of the many country dances he attended and that is where he met and fell in love with his wife of 68 years, Rita Mae Wallace. They were married on July 25, 1950. Their marriage was blessed with three boys, Marshall Thomas (Tom), Samuel Terry (Terry) and Timothy Douglas. In Sam’s early years he had a love for farming and ranching. His dad helped him start this venture while Sam also worked outside jobs in the oilfield and dirt construction to support his growing family. He eventually transitioned to a full time farmer rancher and also operated a dairy until the late 1980’s. He continued with his cow/calf operation and farming after the dairy was no longer something he and Rita wanted to continue. Sam was active in his farm operations until the Good Lord called him home. Spending time with family visiting, eating, and celebrating birthdays and holiday’s was of utmost importance to him. You could also find Sam over the years at local sporting events watching his grandchildren and then his great grandchildren! Sam also enjoyed his volunteer work. He was a loyal member and promoter of the Waldo Lions Club, being a member for 50+ years and recently served at the last pancake feed. He enjoyed attending farm auctions and weekly sales at the local livestock barns. He also was a long time school board member, served on the Mount Hermon Cemetery Board and helped lobby for the formation of the Paradise Rural Fire Department. Sam also held in high regard the foundational views of the democrat party and would vote hands down for them whether right or wrong! As a result of this stubbornness, all of Sam’s family are now die hard conservative Republicans! Survivors include his wife Rita of Paradise, KS, brother, Randall Weller and wife Phyllis of Hill City, KS, Sons Tom Maupin and wife Deborah of Paradise KS, Terry Maupin and companion Mary of Paradise KS and Tim Maupin and wife Rita of Urbana IL,11 Grandchildren Quentin (Audrey) Maupin, Erin Maupin , Holly (Weston) Kraus, Heather (Tanner) Lyle, Barry (Nicole) Maupin, Tessa Maupin, Korte (Levi) Warren, Shane (Jordan) Maupin, Shannon Maupin, Monica Wahquahboshkuk and Benjamin (Jessica) Crane and 28 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Elois Irene Loskot Clark (Maupin) of Sutherlin, Oregon.
A memorial service to celebrate Sam’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 24th, 2019, at the Paradise United Methodist Church in Paradise, Kansas with Pastor Stacy Ellsworth officiating. A graveside service will follow at the Mount Hermon Cemetery near Paradise, Kansas. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials be given to the Waldo Lions Club, Paradise United Methodist Church and Peace Lutheran Church of Natoma and can be sent to the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.