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John L. Failer

May 26, 1941 — August 7, 2020

Rossville—John L. Failer, 79, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020, at the Rossville Health and Rehab Center.

He was born May 26, 1941, at Rossville, the son of John E. Jr. and Frances Brayman Failer. John attended Rossville schools.

John was a welder for C&D in Emmett many years and later was a custodian for the Washburn Rural School District.

John was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Dale, a sister, Marjorie, and a granddaughter.

Survivors include two sons, Marc (Cheryl) Failer, Paxico, and Michael Failer, Emmett; two daughters, Penny Jenkins and Crystal Lamb, both of Topeka; two brothers, Richard Failer, Topeka, and Jim Failer, Grantville; a sister, Kathy Maus, Emmett; 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

A memorial visitation will be from 10:00 until noon Saturday, August 15, 2020, at Piper Funeral Home. Inurnment will be in the Rossville Cemetery following the visitation.  Memorial contributions may be made in John's name and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. Online condolences can be sent to

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