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Cynthia Jane Roller

August 8, 1947 — September 25, 2020

Cynthia Jane Roller, 73, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at Stormont–Vail Hospital in Topeka.

She was born on August 8, 1947 in Topeka, Kansas the daughter of David C. and Kathryn Smith Chesler. Cynthia’s father served in the military which caused her family to move throughout Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri during her childhood.

Cynthia attended Bible College in Missouri and would eventually become an ordained minister in The Christian Church.

She was joined in marriage to Robert G. Roller on July 18, 2001 in Osage City, Kansas. During the first few years of their marriage, Cynthia and Robert lived in Osage City while she worked as a L.P.N. at Stormont-Vail. They moved to a farm south of Hartford in 2005. Cynthia took a position with the Coffey County Hospital in Burlington until her retirement in 2010. In 2015 Cynthia and Robert moved into Hartford where they remained in their current home the rest of her life.

Cynthia loved to sing and was a member of the Flint Hills Harmony vocal group in Emporia. Her other many interests and talents included making countless quilts for her family and friends. She and her husband regularly attended the Hartford United Methodist Church.

Cynthia will live on in the hearts and memories of her devoted husband, Robert G. Roller of their home in Hartford; three grandchildren, Jayden (Rebekah) Kemmerer of Hartford, Justice Beca) Kemmerer of Hartford and Shailee Kemmerer of Emporia; a great-grandson, A.J.; a sister Debbie; many extended family and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Brian and Danny.

Cremation is planned with memorial services being held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the VanArsdale Funeral Chapel in Osage City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hartford Community Food Pantry and sent in care of the VanArsdale Funeral Chapel at 107 N. 6th Street, Osage City, Kansas 66523. Condolences may be expressed at

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