BURLINGAME, Kan. – John Raymond Quaney, 81, died Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. He was born on May 3, 1941 in Topeka, the son of Eugene and Anna (Heise) Quaney.
He had spent his youth in the Topeka area.
John met his first wife, Marilyn McGeeney, at a CYO event in Topeka. They were married on November 27, 1965 in Emmett, Kan. From this union were born two daughters, Christi and Susan. Marilyn died on July 26, 1977. Years later, John had the chance to meet Raylene Smith at a Singles in Agriculture event, and they were married on February 17, 1996.
John graduated from Washburn Rural High School in 1959. After graduation, he farmed and raised cattle in the community of Burlingame, Kansas until his last days. He enjoyed farming with his son-in-law and grandsons in his later years. John loved his grandchildren and found great ways to get into trouble with them at any opportunity. He shared his love of land and livestock with all of them. Faith, family, farming and friends best describe his world.
John has served on the Board of Burlingame Coop, the Council of St. Patrick’s Church and the Township of Burlingame. He was an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Osage City.
John was also predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Anna; two brothers, Martin and Thomas Quaney; sister, Mary A. Quaney; and step-granddaughter, Madi Smith, in July 2011.
John is survived by his wife, Raylene, of the household; his two daughters, Christi (Brian) Droege, Burlingame, and Susan (Ross) Brinker, Valley Falls, Kan.; five grandchildren, Chance Droege, Allison (Eric) Stadel, Jessa Brinker (Aaron Branham), Dalton Droege and Jaci Brinker; great-grandson, Stetson Stadel; four stepsons, Keith (Cindy) Smith, Travis Smith, Jason (Stephanie) Smith and Rob (Kimberly) Smith; 10 bonus grandchildren, Cody Smith, Zac Smith, Megan (Jerry) West, Tristan Smith, Desi Smith, Gabrielle Smith, Christian Smith, Aislyn Smith, Duke Smith and Rylee Smith.
The Christian burial mass for John will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 12 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Osage City. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Scranton, Kan. Visitation will be at St. Patrick’s from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a rosary.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care, TARC or Help House, and sent to the care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences may be left at feltfuneralhome.com.