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Hazel (Tootie) D. Callahan 1927 - 2019
Hazel (Tootie) D. Callahan 1927 - 2019

LARNED — Hazel (Tootie) D. Callahan, 91, passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 at Diversicare, Larned. 

She was born Nov. 15, 1927, at Guide Rock, Neb., the daughter of Nelson N. and Mary Ruth Hazel Combs Skelton. She worked at C.O. Mammels Grocery Store in Larned.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary, V.F.W. Auxiliary and the D.A.R. all of Larned.

On Jan. 8, 1944 she married Francis (Frank) P. Callahan Sr. in Larned. He died Aug. 3, 1998.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ruth Hazel Rapp, Larned; a daughter in-law TaWanna Callahan, Larned; two brothers, Harlan (Ske) (Mary Alice) Skelton, Jack (Connie) Skelton both of Larned; three grandchildren, Kerry (Curtis) Schmidt, Cheryl Rapp, both of Larned, Shanna Danae Louise (Kyle) Cochran, Gardner; five great grandchildren, Jacob (Sherri) Rapp, Manhattan, Kayla (Timmy) Smith, Larned, Cohen Cochran, Houston Cochran, Ellasynn Cochran, Gardner; five great-great grandchildren, Jayci Rapp, Hazeley Rapp, Emry Rapp, Reice Smith, and Ava Smith arriving in January. Other survivors Helen and Bill Walker, Larned, Joe Callahan, Wichita, Donnie (Mary) Deckert. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Walter Callahan, Francis (Frankie) Callahan Jr.; a grandson, Colby Francis William Callahan; two sisters, Ruth Deckert, Mary Skelton; two brothers, Neal Skelton, George Skelton; and a son-in-law, R.D. Rapp.  

Vigil service is 7:30 p.m. Friday at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned. Funeral Mass Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Larned, with Father Bernard Felix presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned. Burial will follow at the Larned Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in care of Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS, 67550. Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary 

P.O. Box 477 

Larned, KS, 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 30, 2019