Sunday, May 28, 2017

Obituary -- Orlie "Duane" Whitney 1930-2017

Duane Whitney, 86, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on January 17, 2017. He was born on October 24, 1930 near Sheridan, Missouri to Gilbert and Elda Whitney. After joining the Air Force he was sent to clerk typist training in Chillicothe, Missouri where he met his wife of 61 years, Wanda. After serving in Japan during the Korean War, Duane and Wanda married and settled in Kansas City, Missouri and later Overland Park, Kansas. He graduated from Rockhurst University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Duane was an accountant for Colgate Palmolive and Pitman Manufacturing before retiring as a comptroller with Myron Green Cafeterias. Duane loved to work in the yard and tend to his garden and rose bushes. He was a skilled refinisher of wood and refinished many pieces of furniture. He belonged to Overland Park Christian Church where he served many years as a financial secretary, deacon, and elder. Duane was preceded in death by his parents, brother Walter, sister Audrey and grandson Kendall. He is survived by his wife Wanda, daughter Debra, son David (Michelle), grandchildren Jay (Gemma) and Melia and great-grandson Jace.

Visitation was held from 9:30-10:30 am Saturday, January 21st with funeral services immediately following at Overland Park Christian Church. Burial at Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were under the direction of the Amos Family Funeral Home in Shawnee (KS).

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