CLAFLIN -- Jeanette Aileen Oliphant, 96, died March 24, at Leawood. She was born November 28, 1916 at Claflin, Kan., to Walter L. and Emma (Schreiner) Larson. A lifelong Claflin resident, she was a 1934 graduate of Claflin High School. She married Charles E. Oliphant on March 9, 1950 in Salina. He preceded her in death on May 4, 1973.
Jeanette worked as a cashier for the Kansas Power Company in Great Bend, a bookkeeper and payroll clerk for the Claflin Flour Mills and attended air traffic controller school during World War II. She was a secretary in the Education Department at Barton County Community College from 1975 to 1986 and touched many lives teaching piano lessons for 46 years in Claflin.
She was a longtime member of the Claflin United Methodist Church, Celebration Community Church in Hays and attended Church of the Resurrection in Leawood. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Claflin, and was a past member of the Barton County Piano Teachers League. She loved music and playing the piano. She was an avid reader of Christian literature. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and serving and celebrating others, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Walker (Don Rosemann), Shawnee, and Debbie Ermoian (Kyle), Hays; two granddaughters, Jessica Baum McGee (Matt), Marietta, Ga., and Lindsey Walker Rosemann (Scott), Prairie Village; five grandsons, Jacob Baum, Portland, Ore., Lucas Walker, Lawrence, Joshua Baum, Tacoma, Wash., Devin Ermoian, Hays, and Taylor Ermoian, Hesston; two great-granddaughters; and four great-grandsons.
Funeral services and Order of Eastern Star Service will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday March 27, at Claflin United Methodist Church. The Rev. Claudia Ricks Hubbard and Pastor Kyle Ermoian will officiate. Burial will be in Claflin Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday at the church. Memorials are requested to Claflin United Methodist Church, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, March 26, 2013