George Carney

Former Mildred area resident, George W. Carney, 94, died Friday, July 17, 2009, in St. Helens, Ore.
He was born March 10, 1915, to William and Lena Lord Carney in Keokuk, Iowa. In 1927 he moved to Kansas and lived with his Uncle George and Aunt Ethel Ruxton until graduation from Mildred High School where he lettered in football and track. Active in the Mildred community, he served on the Rising Star School board and was stalwart in the Mildred Methodist Church.
On May 23, 1937, he married Beulah Brown in Mildred. They lived and farmed near Bayard. In 1953, they moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., for 18 months and then to Topeka in 1954. She died in 2002. He later moved to Avamere at St. Helens, Ore., where he was a resident from 2007 until his death.
He worked for Van Doren, Hazard & Stallings of Topeka for almost 40 years until his retirement. From 1960 on he owned a small farm in the Lyndon and Quenemo area. In addition to farming, he liked working with horses, carving, woodworking, and making toys and furniture.
He is survived by two daughters, Virginia Sachs and her husband, John, Columbia City, Ore., and Sylvia Morgan and her husband, Mack, Topeka; a son, David and his wife, Patricia, Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Evelyn Huff, Arlington, Texas; a brother-in-law, Cecil Brown, Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters-in-Law, Shirley Parsons, Los Angeles, Calif., and Lucille Brown, Humboldt; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, 1321 S.W. 10th St., Topeka. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Mildred.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Allen County Historical Society and Museum, Osage County Historical Society Museum or Mildred Methodist Church.
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