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John Joseph "Jack" O'Brien


1933 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
John Joseph "Jack" O'Brien Obituary
John "Jack" Joseph O'Brien John "Jack" Joseph O'Brien, age 84 of Olathe, KS passed away on June 10, at his home. A Vigil prayer and Rosary will be conducted at 5:30pm Friday, June 15th at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home 105 E. Loula-Olathe followed by a visitation until 8 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, June 16th at 9 am at St. Paul Catholic Church, 900 Honeysuckle, Olathe. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa. John was born November 3, 1933 in Manhattan, KS to Lawrence & Leona (Umscheid) O'Brien. He was the 2nd of 8 children. He attended St. Bernard's Elementary School in Wamego, KS & graduated from Wamego High School in 1952. He served in the US Army from 1956-58. John was united in marriage to Mary Josephine Hill July 21, 1962. To this union, 2 children were born, Robert Kyle & Alice Anne. John was employed with the Kansas Department of Transportation for 40 years. He continued his working career for 10 more years as a project inspector for Wilson & Co. Engineering. John was very active in his church was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1913 and assembly 2260 fourth degree. John enjoyed many activities with his family & friends & never met a stranger. He loved the outdoors, sports & attending his grandchildren's events. John was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Clifford "Kip" O'Brien, his sisters, Anita Siegel & Judy Dandurand. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo, brothers Jim, Harry & Pat (Salina, KS), sister Jane Spurrier (Wichita, KS), son Robert (Jenny), grandchildren, Callie & Cavan (Louisburg, KS), daughter Alice (Mike) Werth (Philadelphia, PA). Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul Capital Campaign or the Olathe Health Cancer Center. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be shared at www.mcgilley-frye.com Arr. McGilley & Frye Funeral Home, 913-782-0582.
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Published in Kansas City Star on June 13, 2018
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