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Elissa C. Bahm

May 3, 1952 — June 12, 2023

Scott City

Elissa C. Bahm

Elissa Carol Bahm, age 71, Topeka, KS died peacefully on Monday, June 12, 2023 in Topeka, KS.  She was born May 3, 1952, in Garden City, KS, to Keith A. and Carolyn L. (Shriver) Janzen.  She grew up and lived most of her life in Scott City, KS, moving to Topeka in 2021 to be closer to her family.

Elissa worked her high school years at the famous Burgerteria and was involved with The Order of Rainbow Girls, graduating from SCHS in 1970.  

Elissa married Dannie G. Bahm on June 6, 1970.  He passed away March 12, 2022 in Topeka, KS.  To this union, three children were born, Doug Bahm, Darin Bahm and Carrie (Bahm) Doyal.  Dannie and Elissa moved to the farm in 1973 and soon started farming with her dad, Keith Janzen.  Elissa was a church organist, Sunday School teacher, was highly involved with all 3 children, serving as a 4-H Leader of the Lucky Clover 4-H Club and wrote the Pence Particulars for the local newspaper for years.  She had worked in the office of Royal Beef and later at Bill Wright’s Law Office.  Elissa had a heart of gold, placing others before herself.  She supported her husband in his adventures, and was always looking out for her family and friends.  She loved playing games and decorating Christmas cookies with her children and grandchildren and her annual Christmas shopping sprees with her best friend, Tonda. She had a huge love for animals, music, singing, Branson theater shows, watching Hallmark movies, and visiting family and friends, and also making them feel special when family and friends moved into the nursing home.

Survivors include her children, Doug Bahm (Topeka), Darin and Vicky Bahm (Kansas City, MO), and Carrie and Scott Doyal (Topeka), her sister, Ann and Jud Price (Eureka, MO), and her grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Jordan and Kaitlyn Doyal, Cameron, Jenna and Amanda Bahm, and Austin Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Memorial Services will be held Monday, June 19, 2023 at 10:30 am at the First Baptist Church in Scott City, KS with Reverend Kyle Evans presiding.  Services will be live-streamed at

Memorials may be made out to the Dannie and Elissa Bahm Scholarship Fund set up at The Scott Community Foundation for students from Scott City pursuing an agriculture degree in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, PO Box 553, Scott City, KS 67871.

There will be no visitation. A private family inurnment will take place later.

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Memorial Service

Monday, June 19, 2023

10:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Scott City

803 S College St, Scott City, KS 67871


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