Kenyon Burney Arbogast, 82, Osawatomie, died Sunday, July 27,

1986 at the Olathe Community Hospital.

Known as “Pug” he was born March 1, 1904 in Fontana to

William Cronin and Anna Gertrude Montague Arbogast.   The family

moved to Osawatomie when he was two years old.  He grew up and

attended the Osawatomie schools and graduated with the Class of 1923.

  In 1930 Mr. Arbogast opened Arbogast Electric, an electrical and

appliance store.

  On June 3, 1931 he was united in marriage to Rose Mary Guy in Paola.

They made their home in Osawatomie and became the parents of six

children.  They operated the store until 1956 when Mr. Arbogast began

working for the Osawatomie State Hospital as an electrician.  He retired 

in 1970 after 14 years of service.  

  For many years Mr. Arbogast was the fire chief in Osawatomie.

  He was a member of the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Linda, three

brothers and two sisters.

  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rose Arbogast of the home; two sons,

William Michael Arbogast of the home, and David Arbogast of Osawatomie;

three daughters, Mrs. Rita McDowell of Osawatomie, Mrs. Karen German and

Mrs. Janet Cutshaw, both of Prescott, Kan.; nine grandchildren, three great-

grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Murdock of Huntington, W.V.; and 

one brother, Keith Arbogast  of La Habre, Calif.

  The services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Philip Neri Catholic

Church in Osawatomie.  The Rev. Robert Pool officiated.  Mrs. Nelle Dollar

was the organist.

  The pallbearers were Lloyd Goodeyon, Lester Prentice, Tom Stainbrook,

Bill Sullivan, Bo Johns, and Jack Brownlee.  The honorary bearers were 

Hugh Phares, Ray Stainbrook and Rex Cherry.  The burial was in the

Osawatomie Cemetery under the direction of the Eddy-Birchard Funeral

Home.  A memorial has been established to the American Lung Association.

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