Marcene Jasper, age 97, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on January 2, 2018, at Parkview Heights in Garnett, Kansas.
Mabel Marcene John was born on October 12, 1920, at Caney, Kansas. Marcene was the third of five children born to Lloyd W. and Alta (Slater) John. She grew up in Burlington, Kansas, graduating from high school there. Following high school she earned Emporia State Teacher's College. Marcene then taught school in the Crotty School, south of Burlington. Marcene was united in marriage to Sidney Jasper on May 4, 1943 at Burlington. They made their home on a farm near Gridley, Kansas. Their union was blessed with three children, Jerry, Virginia, and Jim. In 1952 they moved to Wichita for Sidney to go to work at Boeing. While there Marcene went to cosmetology school. She then began working as a hairdresser in Wichita. She continued to do hair for over the next 50 years. In 1957 they moved to Garnett, where they both lived the remainder of their lives. They owned and operated the Service Barber and Beauty Shop in Garnett from 1957 until Sidney's death in 1983. Marcene was a member of the First Christian Church and the VFW Auxiliary. She was active in the Garnett Sr. Center, serving on the board for a number of years. She loved to travel, she especially loved Arizona. Some of her travels included Hawaii, Georgia, South Carolina, and Germany. Marcene was an avid Royals fan, and she was always up for attending a game when possible, but her greatest joy was her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sidney Jasper on January 25, 1983; daughter, Virginia Morris; two great-great-grandsons, Ashton Bennett and Brice Jasper; daughter-in-law, Cathy Jasper; two brothers, Paul and David; and two sisters, Doris Deitrich and Lois Erne.
Marcene is survived by her sons, Jerry Jasper of Garnett; Jim Jasper and wife, Betty, of Garnett; six grandchildren, Lonie Reed, Bill Reed, Tonya Bennett, Marcie Jasper-Neal, Melissa Hiner, Angie McCarty; 16 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett. Burial will follow in the Garnett Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Garnett Senior Center and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.