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Emily Jean Lackey
Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca
Seneca, KS

Emily Jean Lackey, 94, of Seneca, Kansas passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Life Care Center surrounded by her family.

Jean was born the only child to Lawrence and Edna (Roush) Lynn on September 27, 1925, in the west Powhattan Community near Wetmore, Kansas.

She attended West Powhattan Country School for eight years and graduated from Wetmore High School in 1943. After graduation, Jean moved to Topeka, Kansas and worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for five years in the Revenue Accounting Department.

On April 17, 1948 she married Melvin Lackey. They resided in the Sabetha area where they farmed for several years, before moving to Seneca. After a few years they established the Seneca Ready Mix Company.

Jean was a homemaker who loved and cared for their four children. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the St. Ann’s Altar Society. Her hobbies included ceramics, bowling, golfing, playing cards and coffee time with her friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Randy at the age of 6 years; her parents, Lawrence in 1980 and Edna in 1984; and her former husband, Melvin in 1998.

Jean is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Tom) Haverkamp of Seneca, Pam (Randy) Lang of Seneca and Penny (Wayne) Stallbaumer of Wakarusa, Kansas; seven grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

A rosary will be prayed at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca on Friday, January 31, 2020 at  2 P.M.   Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca at 10 A.M. The Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials for Jean may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School, sent in care of the family.

To express your sympathy and for more information visit www.lauerfuneralhome.com

 


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