BURDETT — Jack D. Delaney, 77, died March 17. He was born on the family farm in Ness County, on May 2, 1933, to Harvey and Esther Delaney. Jack graduated from Ness City High School in 1951. In 1954, he enlisted in the Army, and received his honorable discharge in 1956. He continued to serve his country as a member of the Army Reserve until 1962. Shortly after the end of his full-time active duty, he and his brother purchased what would then become Delaney Implement Company, Inc. in Burdett. In 1996, he sold his part of the business to his nephews, Jeff and Jim Delaney. He was a master mechanic, and worked on farm implements of all kinds. He especially enjoyed restoring antique machines with his brother and his cousin, Jake Delaney, and was a member of the Tired Iron Club.
Mr. Delaney was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, the latter of which he served as Commander of Post 280 from 1988 to 1991 and 1997 to 2003, and a member of the Knights of Columbus at Kinsley. He was also a longtime Councilman of the City of Burdett, and a member of the Burdett Community Development Corporation.
He is survived by his loving and supportive wife, Norma (Weilert), whom he married on November 30, 1957. Also left to mourn his passing are his son and daughter-in-law, Dennis Delaney and Tiffany Barry-Delaney of Boyds, Md.; his older sister, Joann Rohr of Ness City; and Howard “Mutt” Delaney, his younger brother, of Burdett. He was preceded in death by his parents and his eldest sister, Faye Brown.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Larned.. He will be laid in his final resting place following the service at the Brown’s Grove Cemetery, Burdett. Visitation will be from 1 - 7 p.m. Sunday at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned, with the Rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to either Hospice Care of Kansas or Burdett EMS. Please send the memorials to the funeral home.
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P.O. Box 477
Larned, KS 67550
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune. March 20, 2011