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
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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