Warren Lee Schooley, age 91, a resident of rural Walnut, Kansas, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the Guest Home Estates Care Home in Ft. Scott, Kansas. He was born December 29, 1929, on a farm near Walnut, Kansas, the son of Maurice Schooley and Elsie Fern Schooley. At the age of 5 Warren and his folks moved to Elsie’s family farm to care for her father. As Warren grew he learned to work the farm with his folks and eventually purchased an additional farm for his new wife. He married Irene Grannemann on April 27, 1952. Daughters, Janice Marie and Beverly Kay, were added to the family. The Schooley family farm has been loved and enjoyed by 6 generations. Warren was devoted to his family and loved to visit with neighbors. Irene said he never knew a stranger and would strike up a conversation with anyone. His sense of humor and crazy sayings made him the ‘fun’ Grandpa and Uncle. Warren enjoyed camping trips with family and friends and especially the boating and water skiing on Sunday afternoons in the summertime. He also had a dream to become a pilot and realized that dream in 1970. He purchased a two seater tail dragger airplane and loved to take family and friends for short trips around the farm and nearby towns. Warren and Irene became avid square dancers in the 1980’s and 90’s joining the local Ft. Scott club. They made several trips to Tulsa for large square dance competitions.
Survivors include Janice (Jan) Reimer and husband, Cal, of Walnut, Kansas and Beverly (Bev) Nelson and husband, Rod, of Ft. Scott, Kansas; six grandchildren, Seth Reimer (Jennifer) of Sumter, South Carolina; Kelly Reimer (Natasha) of Louisville, Kentucky; Cassi Kuhn (Scott) of Topeka, Kansas; Stacy Jackson (Chris), of Arma, Kansas; Kristen Pope (Dustin) of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; and Blake Nelson (Cori) of Arma, Kansas. Fifteen great-grandchildren, J.T., Kinslee, Anton, Alisa who shares her birthday, December 29, with Great Grandpa, Rosemary, Hunter, Makenzie, Brooklyn, Mason, Kaden, triplets Maddox, Zander, and Bryson, Kennedy, and Jamison. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Irene.
Pastor Matthew Hunt will conduct funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 1st at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 P.M. Thursday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Guest Home Estates Activity Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.
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