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Jack E. Woolery

January 6, 2017

Jack E. Woolery 85, died Friday, January 6, 2017 at Comfort Care Home in Wichita.  He was born December 14, 1931 in Newton, Kansas to Ira and Hazel (Willis) Woolery.  He was a graduate of Newton High School in 1950 and attended the former Wichita University.  He served his country in the US Army during the Korean Era. While in Korea he helped build the narrow gauge railroad used by the military.  On May 25, 1962 he married Ruth Curtis in Denver Colorado and she survives of the home.  During his working years Jack was employed in the tooling department of Boeing Aircraft.  Aircraft and flying were a passion of Jack’s and he enjoyed spending time in the air. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.  Family was important to Jack and Ruth and they both enjoyed spending time with their loving nieces and nephews and their families.


Jack is survived by his wife Ruth of Wichita, Kansas. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.


Funeral service with Military Honors will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 13, 2017 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with chaplain Eddie Peoples presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery Newton, Kansas. 


Memorial is suggested to the American Legion in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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One thought on “Jack E. Woolery

  1. Rest Jack, until you hear at dawn,
    the low, clear reveille of God.

    Thank you for your service to this nation.

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