Lakin- Jean Warden, 97, died on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin. She was born on September 16, 1921 at Chivington, Colorado the daughter of Trenton & Rebecca Leona (Brown) Abrams. She married E.I. “Shorty” Warden on November 29, 1941 at Tribune. He died on April 5, 2001.
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Jean graduated from Chivington High School and moved to California where she worked in a fruit factory. She moved back to Chivington and worked in a General Store. After her marriage they moved to Eads, Colorado where she delivered meals. In 1953 they moved to Lakin and she worked at several different places including Anschutz Grocery, Glen’s Grocery Store, Style Shop, Rags & Ruffles, Lakin Theater before she started as an Office Clerk at the Kearny County ASCS office and spent over 30 years there and retired as the County Executive Director. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Order Of Eastern Star both of Lakin. She enjoyed quilting, shopping, raising flowers and especially her family and neighborhood activities and events. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, 4 Sisters, 1 Brother, 2 Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great-Grandson.
She is survived by her 3 Sons- Trenton Warden of Deerfield, Neil Warden of Grove, Oklahoma, Leigh Warden of Grand Junction, Colorado, Daughter- Pamela McBride of Garden City, 8 Grandchildren and 11 Great-Great-Grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 10:30 AM Monday at United Methodist Church in Lakin with Rev Ivan Milosi and Pastor Wes Oakley officiating. Burial will be in Lakin Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin. Memorials are suggested to United Methodist Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com
Garnand Funeral Home 508 N. Main, Box 91 Lakin, Ks 67860 620-355-7575