George Warren Custenborder
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George Warren Custenborder, 76, died July 24, 2020 at Cleveland Health Care Center, Cleveland, Texas. He was born December 25, 1943 to Frank and Rose Custenborder long time owners of Frank Custenborder & Son's Florist.

George lived at Home with his parents and siblings. Worked in the greenhouse and floral shop. Attended Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and a special program called R.E.A.C.H. (Religious and Education Activities with the Community Handicapped) directed by (deceased) Dolores Lebbert and Merle Bird. George was tutored for 5 years in Laubach Way reading by Keith M. Barton.

George was well loved by the community in and around his home (1709 Gage and 1718 S.W. Mission). He worked for TARC-Carpet One Center from January 1998 to March 2000.

In 2000 his mother went into assisted living. George moved to Oklahoma under the supervision of his sister RoseMary Henley. He lived in 3 Group Homes from 2000 to 2015. The Gatesway Foundation in Broken Arrow, OK, Home of Hope in Miami, OK and St. Giles Living Centers in Lufkin, TX. He participated in Special Olympics and workshops at all 3. In 2015 he moved to the Memory Care unit in Cleveland, Texas until his death.

George was preceded in death by his parents Rose and Frank Custenborder, 2 brothers Gregory and Edward Custenborder. Survivors include: Brother: John Thomas-Kansas, four sisters: Janet-Kansas, Connie-Louisiana, RoseMary-Texas and Stephanie-Oklahoma. Nine nephews and 10 nieces.

He will be laid to rest at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2020.
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August 25, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Our families thoughts are with you and wish you comfort during this time.
Jen Juhlin (Custenborder/Yohn)
Family
August 8, 2020
You were the best brother ever. I loved you dearly and not only were you my brother but a wonderful campion. You will ne missed terribly but we will meet again. RoseMary Custenborder Henley-Palmer
RoseMary Henley
Sister
August 8, 2020
you were the best brother and campion ever. I loved you dearly and will forever miss you until we meet again. Your sissy, RoseMary
RoseMary Henley
August 7, 2020
George and I spent a lot of time playing whiffle ball in the lot, basketball, and football.

George enjoyed sports and was famous for calling the Mets the Nets. Ed would always say Mets George not the Nets.

God bless and RIP.
Mike E Custenborder
Family
August 7, 2020
Thinking of all the Custenborder family. You were so caring of your brother, George. I have missed seeing him walking near MPHM Church & the flower shop. May George Rest In Peace.

Elizabeth V. Wunder
Family friend
Elizabeth V. Wunder
Friend
August 5, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. You’re all in my prayers & thoughts.
Sharon Myers Morley
Friend
August 5, 2020
To the Custer border Families,

I'm so sorry for the loss of, George. George, was a hoot & so onery. My parents were very good friends of your parents. One day we saw George, pulling a wagon full of empty pop bottles into Falleys. A few days later my Mom went into the store to order flowers & my Mom said to George that he sire had a lot of pop bottles the other day. Lol, Mr Custenborder, said, " What"? Mom, repeated what she said to George. George suddenly disappeared. Mr Custer border, said that they were wondering how they were missing so many empty pop bottles or who was taking them. George, was cashing them in for candy money unknown to his folks. When his Mom went through his bedroom he had a nice stash of candy built up. My Mom felt so bad that she ratted out George, not knowing he was doing it on b the sly. You just couldn't help loving, George.

May God Bless, Geroge''s Soul in Eternal Peace. May the Custenborder''s families memories help comfort & heal your hearts.
Marge ( Walters) Cooper
Friend
August 5, 2020
I remember you at church at MPH, George. God bless you and rest in peace.
Jim Bridson
Friend
August 5, 2020
Eternal Rest grant unto him O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon him. We have missed you in Topeka Georgie, I'm sure you were greeted well by a hosts of angels and saints!
Chris Landry-Oshel
Friend
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