|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1923|
|Death: ||Nov. 13, 2006|
Farragher, Mary Jeanne Kuhns, Mother, Grandmother and friend passed away November 13, 2006. Mary Jeanne "Jeanne" is survived by daughters Vicki Henseler of Wichita, Susan Burdette of Augusta, Shelli (Chuck) Dearing and Paula (Mike) Camp of Wichita and son Patrick (Cindy) of Tulsa Oklahoma. To grandchildren Thaine, Justin & Casey Camp, Matthew Hirsch & Jessica Mullen, Katie Brock, Brandi Jones, Angie Buchanan, Andy & Danny Farragher, Grandma was the best. Great grandchildren Alexandria, William and Brandon Lisenbee and Erin Jones, Haley, Makayla and Kaitlyn Mullen, Logan & Austin Hirsch, Cheyenne Brock and Makayla Grace Camp made her laugh and kept a smile on her face. Jeanne is also survived by brother Robert (Irena) Kuhns of Arlington, Kansas and countless nieces and nephews to whom she was "Auntie Mame". Jeanne was preceded in death by husband Charles "Charlie" Farragher, parents John and Grace Kuhns and thirteen brothers and sisters.
Mary Jeanne Kuhns was born April 7, 1923 at the farm home of her parents John and Grace Kuhns of Arlington, KS. Jeanne graduated from Arlington High School and received her teaching certificate from Emporia State Teachers College and began teaching in small town one-room schoolhouses. She was married to Charles Raymond Farragher December 27, 1944 in San Francisco. Charlie and Jeanne returned to Wichita after the war to begin their life and family together. They spent three years evenings and weekends building the house, which became home to many over the years and Jeanne's home until her death. Charlie died June 23, 1958 leaving five children and a wife who never wavered in her fierce and unconditional love for her children. Our mother taught us love and respect, right from wrong, strength and prayer, music and dancing, politics and farming, the stars in the sky, the beauty of nature, grace and joy. Jeanne's life was filled to overflowing with love for her family, a towering strength, an abiding faith in her God and the power of laughter. She will be missed terribly but will forever remain in our hearts through her poetry, love of life and sense of humor. Visitation, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006 from 4 - 7 p.m. Services, 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, both at Lakeview Funeral Home.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 11/15/2006 - 11/16/2006.
Created by: Judy Mayfield
Record added: Nov 10, 2007
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