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Bryce Sterling Schendel
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1985
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 2011
Franklin County
Kansas, USA

An extenstion cord connected to a space heater may have been the cause of a fire that caused the deaths of Bryce Schendel, 26, Ayden Best, 5, Jace D. Best, 4, and Zoey S. Schendel, born just five months ago.

The childrens' mother, Ashley Schendel and 10 yr old sister, Alexis Best were able to escape. They were taken to the hospital.


Bryce Sterling Schendel, age 25, of Richmond, Kansas, died Monday, April 25, 2011. He was born on Thursday, August 15, 1985, in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, the son of Jay M. Schendel and Brenda S. Weller.

He was a resident of Richmond eleven years and Williamsburg two years.

Bryce graduated from Williamsburg High School with the class of 2003.

He was employed as a Staining Supervisor at Kid's Creations Industry of Garnett, Kansas, for the last two years. He also worked a lot on the family farms.

On July 25, 2009, Bryce was united in marriage with Ashley Kirkland in Melvern, Kansas. She survives of their home.

Bryce is survived by his: Father-Jay M. Schendel and his wife, Terri, of Wellsville, Kansas; Mother-Brenda S. Weller of Ottawa; Wife-Ashley Schendel of the home; Stepdaughter-Alexis Best of the home; Sister-Alissa S. Best-Caswell and her husband, Dusty, of Waverly, Kansas; Stepbrother-Erick Lee Sohm of Carney, Missouri; Uncle-Ralph Keyse of Lane, Kansas and Grandparents-Alan and Sharon Schendel of Wellsville, Kansas.

Bryce was preceded in death by his: Daughter-Zoey Sterling Schendel; Daughter-Riley Page Schendel; Stepson-Jace D. Best; Stepdaughter-Ayden L. Best; Grandmother-Linda M. Glick; Grandfather-Raymond E. Weller, Sr.; Grandparents-Mr. & Mrs. Louis Schendel; Grandparents-Mr. & Mrs. Ervin Grauland an Uncle-Thomas E. Weller.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011, at Ottawa University Chapel, 1001 S. Cedar, in Ottawa, with burial at Richmond Cemetery in Richmond, Kansas. Family will meet with friends from 3:00 to 5:00 Sunday afternoon at Ottawa University Chapel. The family suggests memorial contributions to Schendel-Best Memorial Fund, c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067.
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  Zoey Sterling Schendel (2010 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Richmond Cemetery
Franklin County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Apr 25, 2011
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Bryce Sterling Schendel
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