Anita Lynne Jolly Maichel
June 22, 1962 – Jan. 25, 2021
TOPEKA — Anita Lynne Jolly Maichel, Overbrook, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 58.
She was born June 22, 1962, in Topeka, the daughter of James A. Jolly and Martha L. (Albright) Jolly. She graduated with the class of 1980, from the Santa Fe Trail High School, Overbrook. She attended Emporia State University, Emporia.
Anita worked as a claims processor/trainer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Topeka, for over 35 years. She also worked at Four Corners Steak House, Carbondale.
She married George Walter “Mike” Maichel July 30, 1988. They shared over 16 years of marriage before the death of her husband on Feb. 22, 2005.
Anita was a dog lover, who enjoyed going with family and friends to watch the Country Stampede Concert. She was an avid KSU Wildcat fan and KC Chiefs fan. Besides fishing, Anita will also be remembered as an expert babysitter and car buying, negotiator. She also served as a board member for the Overbrook Historical Society, Overbrook.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ernest and Margaret Albright and James and Edna Jolly.
She is survived by her parents, James and Martha Jolly, Overbrook; companions, John Krewson and Cassie McKinley, Overbrook; four brothers, David (Marlene) Jolly, Ozawkie, Richard (Terie) Jolly, Carbondale, Jim (Misty) Jolly, Overbrook, and Bruce Jolly, Wichita; a sister, Lisa (Joe) Jolly, Carbondale; eight nieces and nephews, Jason, Brian, Jacob, Morgan, Kristi, Lori, Melissa, Monica and Trenton; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
To celebrate Anita’s life, the family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Overbrook Library, Overbrook.
Condolences may be expressed at www.lamb-roberts.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society or Overbrook Historical Society and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, 730 Western Heights Drive, P.O. Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524.