Archive for Thursday, May 30, 2002

Obit: Olive Owens Carney

May 30, 2002


Graveside Services for Olive Carney were at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, Mo.

Mrs. Carney died Thursday, May 23, at Wilshire at Lakewood. She was 87.

Mrs. Carney was born on a ranch in northern Nebraska on Feb. 6, 1915; she was the seventh of nine children. She was baptized as a Lutheran, professing her faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and later taking membership in the Basehor United Methodist Church.

She attended 12 years of school and then married Joe Carney.

Besides being a housewife and mother of three, she assisted her husband with the following businesses: farming, trucking, Carney Feed Store, Carney Cafnd O.C. Antiques. At one time, she was a Stanley Home Products Unit leader.

She was active in Basehor community affairs and served in many capacities: past president of L.A.L., Mothers' Club, P.T.A., Bobcat Boosters and Basehor's Senior Citizens Noon Club, projects leader in 4-H during a span of 30 years and leader of Camp Fire Girls' Horizon Club for eight years.

She was founder of Basehor Creative Art Society; the first art organization in Basehor. She was a member of the Wyandotte Art Organization, a member4r of the Basehor Senior Citizens' Housing Project and a member of the R.S.V.P., doing volunteer work for the Agricultural Hall of Fame and the Wyandotte County Museum. She was a member of the Leavenworth County Museum and the Kansas State Historical Museum.

Mrs. Carney was an art teacher and the receptor of many art awards, leaving permanent artwork on display in the Wyandotte County Museum, Agricultural Hall of Fame and the Basehor Historical Museum Association. She was the founder and charter member and Curator of the Basehor Historical Museum Association and Chairperson of the Basehor Commemorative Book.

Poor health necessitated her move to John Knox Retirement Village in Lee's Summit, Mo., the summer of 1993.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Francis Carney on Feb. 23, 1986, and her daughter, Nancy Faye Carney Gehl on July 12, 1990.

Survivors include: one daughter, Betty Jo Carney Curtis of Florida; and one son, Orin Gene Carney of Colorado; six granddaughters; four grandsons; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bernice Owens Hudspeth of Oklahoma City, Okla.

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