Helen Matus 1927 - 2009
Basehor — Services for Helen Matus, 81, Basehor, will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 3, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor.
Mrs. Matus died Monday, March 30, 2009, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam.
She was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Viola, the daughter of John and Ella Nighswonger Johnson. She was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
She married Frank Matus on Oct. 20, 1951, in Roslyn, Long Island, N.Y. He died June 5, 1996.
Mrs. Matus worked as a secretary for the Department of Defense, Fort Leavenworth, until retiring in 1991.
She was a member of Basehor Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, David Matus, Overland Park, and Frank Matus II, Kansas City, Kan.; three daughters, Peggy McAfee, Troy, Ill., Karen Loomis, Kansas City, Kan., and Susan Matus, Basehor; a brother, Gary Johnson, Pleasanton; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home