Archive for Wednesday, October 12, 2005

John “Jack” William Blakely

October 12, 2005

John "Jack" William Blakely Jr., 73, of Lansing, died Friday, Oct. 7, at St. John Hospital in Leavenworth. Burial was at Sunset Memory Gardens cemetery in Leavenworth. He was born Nov. 12, 1931 at Ft. Leavenworth, the son of John and Grace (Woellhart) Blakely.

A graduate of Leavenworth Senior High in 1950, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1953. He attended Kansas State University in Manhattan and Pittsburg State Teachers College between 1955 and 1958. He married Virginia Haddock in July of 1958.

Blakely was employed at the VA Medical Center and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, both in Leavenworth, and worked from 1967 until his retirement in 1982 at the General Services Administration in Kansas City, Mo., as a contract administrator.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 55, and a past officer of the Leavenworth Men's Bowling Association.

He is survived by his wife, Ginny, of the home; two daughters, Lynn Marie Taggs and Jackie Lynn Everett, and both of Lansing; two brothers, Richard Blakely of Aurora, Colo., and Phillip Blakely of Topeka, and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial be made to the American Cancer Association in care of the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, 707 S. 6th St., Leavenworth.

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