Marge A. VanStock

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 11:06 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 12:01 p.m. CDT

Marge A. VanStock, 84, died Nov. 9, 2013 at Hospice House, Hutchinson. She was born Jan. 12, 1929, in Grinnell, Iowa, the daughter of Eli and Mary Brown Sumpter. A resident of Hutchinson for over 52 years, she was a homemaker and member of the Hutchinson Division of the Women’s American Bowling Association. On Aug. 17, 1957, she married Howard VanStock in Newkirk, Okla. He died Dec. 4, 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Joe Mulbrook, Leawood, Kan., and Lynn VanStock, Baton Rouge, La.; two daughters, Karen VanStock and Barbara Ann VanStock, Carlsbad, Calif.; a brother, Bill Sumpter, Marshalltown, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Marie Schwaab; and a sister, Barbara Shepard.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hutchinson, with Pastor Rob Schmutz presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. that evening, all at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Hospice House, in care of the funeral home. To leave a message for the family, visit

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