Chlora E. Stewart, 90, Independence, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Chlora E. Stewart, 90, of Independence, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at her home.

Cremation has taken place and an inurnment will be held in St. John, a later date.

Chlora was born Aug. 24,, 1923 in St. John, Kan., the daughter of Hugh R and Hulda E. ( Williamson) Beitler.

She grew up in St. John and graduated from the St John school district.

Chlora married Clifford Stewart in 1960 and he preceded her in death in 1969.

She worked as a nurse for 14 years at Grace Hospital in Hutchinson, and also at Mercy Hospital in Independence. She also served as a nurse in the United States Air Force.

She was a member of the Grace Methodist Church, a life member of Eastern Star, a member of the hospital auxiliary.

Survivors include: one daughter, Rexine J. McPhail of Rockway Beach, Mo.; two brothers, Thaine Beitler of Colorado Spring, Colo. and Arlo Beitler of Hutchinson;l 14 grandchildren and 6 great- grand children.

Potts Chapel in Independence has charge of the arrangements.