Obituaries

John Roland Dickinson 1931 - 2008 Oskaloosa

Services for John Roland Dickinson, 76, Oskaloosa, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Fall Creek Cemetery, Jarbalo.
Mr. Dickinson, formerly of Leavenworth, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Hickory Point Nursing Center, Oskaloosa.
He was born Dec. 27, 1931, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of George and Alma (Loggans) Dickinson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and an elementary school principal at Leavenworth public schools (1960-78) and Fort Leavenworth schools (1978-92). He received his Bachelor of Science in education from Kansas University in 1959 and master's in education in 1962.
On Aug. 16, 1953, he married Rita Ann Slawson in Tonganoxie, KS.
Survivors include his wife, Rita, of the home; three sons, John, Jeff and Jay, all of Leavenworth; two daughters, Joyce Simmons, Seymour, Mo., and Julie Tribble, Fort Worth, Texas; two brothers, James, El Dorado Springs, Mo., and Rollie, Bolivar, Mo.; three sisters, Ella Mae Loomis, Irving, Texas, and Ruth (Sis) Butler and Lucille Cramer, both of Stockton, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Quisenberry Chapel.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.quisenberryfh.com