Berdine Eloise Partney, 86, Garnett, Ks., died June 30, 2008 at Golden Heights Living Center.
She was born on August 16, 1921 and raised on the family farm near Mapleton, Kan., the daughter of Frank and Lola McCollam. She was baptized on October 1929 and was a life long member of the Community of Christ Church. She graduated from Blue Mound, Kan., High School in 1939. Mrs. Partney retired from the Tulsa Public School System in 1984 as a teacher and para-professional. She had previously worked in housekeeping at the Quality Motel in Tulsa and the dietary department for the public schools in San Angelo, Tx. She lived in Tulsa, San Angelo, Texas, Garnett, Kan. and Butler, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty years, Ernie Partney, her parents, her four brothers James McCollam, Carl McCollam, Kenneth McCollam and Max McCollam, and a son Tom Moore from her first marriage to the late Charles Moore. A second marriage to the late Alan Lightsey ended in divorce.
She is survived by her daughter, Esther Culig of Denver, Colo., her son James Moore of East St. Louis, Ill., step-sons Perry Partney of Tulsa, Okla. and Kenneth Partney of Broken Arrow, Okla., six grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday July 3, 2008 at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home in Mound City, Kan. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. until services time at the chapel. Burial will be at the Mapleton Cemetery in Mapleton, Kan. Contributions can be made out to the Mapleton, Kan., Community of Christ Church or Multiple Sclerosis.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com. Arrangements: Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Pleasanton, Kan.
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