Archive for Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Obituary: Mabel Jean Quinlan

1929-2005

May 18, 2005

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mabel Jean Quinlan, 75, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2005, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1229 Vermont St., Lawrence. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Coffeyville.

Mrs. Quinlan died Monday, May 16, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Quinlan was born on Dec. 17, 1929, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of Walter M. and Mabel (Burnau) Quisenberry.

Mrs. Quinlan's family moved to Lawrence early in her life. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1948 and attended Kansas University.

She married John R. Quinlan on July 23, 1955. He died in 1962.

Mrs. Quinlan worked as a telephone operator and at New York cleaners. In 1972, she went to work for Davol Inc. and achieved the position of quality assurance inspector. She retired in 1997.

Mrs. Quinlan was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and volunteered at the Rummage House. Survivors include one son, Bill Quinlan, Lawrence; two daughters, Ann Martens, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Beth Powers, Lawrence; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, May 18, 2005, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, where a rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association or to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.

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