Wayne O’Brien, 82, Overbrook: Jan. 4, 1937 – May 27, 2019

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Wayne O’Brien, 82, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, Kan. He was born Jan. 4, 1937, in Ottawa, Kan., the son of Andrew and Thelma Snethen O’Brien.

Wayne lived most of his life in the Overbrook community. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. He worked at DuPont, in Topeka, until his retirement. He was a member of Grace Community Church, Overbrook, and the Topeka Ski Club since 1984. He was a faithful KU fan and followed his kids and grandkids to their sporting events and concerts.

On June 20, 1969, Wayne was married to Joann Barngrover, in Pauline, Kan.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Thelma; a brother, Jerry O’Brien; a daughter, Jamie Ullery; and a grandson, Alex O’Brien.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Joann, of nearly 50 years; three children, Kim Davis, Scranton, Kan., and Kimberly O’Brien and Patrick O’Brien, both of Lawrence, Kan.; brother, Donald O’Brien, Topeka; sister, Wilma Kramer, Carbondale, Kan.; and eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Grace Community Church, 310 E. Eighth St., Overbrook. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Overbrook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Neuromuscular Access Initiative (NAI), sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

 

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