Carl Dean Chaney, 85, of Natoma, Kansas resident, died on Saturday, December 26, 2015, at the Bramlage House at Meadow Hills Care Center in Manhattan, Kansas.
Carl was born on August 04, 1930, in Garnett, Kansas, the son of Roy and Hazel (Carmin) Chaney. He grew up in the Saline River Valley and Codell, Kansas, areas and graduated from Codell High School. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Elizabeth Ann Arnold on February 22, 1950, in Stockton, Kansas. From this union Carl and Elizabeth were blessed with 4 children; Carla, Coleen, Brian and Todd. Carl worked 42 years as an oil field pumper for Okmar Oil Company. In their later years Carl and Elizabeth settled down in Natoma. He attended Natoma Methodist Church. He was a former Boy Scout Master and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Codell, Plainville and Russell, Kansas. As a Mason, Carl achieved the highest degree in Freemasonry as a the Third Degree Master Mason as well as a 32nd degree mason. He enjoyed reading about Kansas history, digging snake root, using his metal detector, playing the slot machines and playing KENO scratch tickets. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Surviving family include his daughters Carla Kriley of Walker, Kansas and Coleen Deschner and husband Mike of Scott City, Kansas; sons Brian Chaney and wife Sarah of Sandwich, Massachusetts and Todd Chaney of Hays, Kansas; brother Lowell Chaney of Hobert, Oklahoma and Doris Falk of Dallas, Texas; 5 grandchildren Ronnie, Dale, Brandon, Krystal and Megan and 3 great grandchildren Carlie, Colette and Ari.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Elizabeth on December 13, 2010 and a grandson Dale Hopkins.
A celebration of Carl's life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at the Natoma Methodist Church in Natoma, Kansas, with Michael Deschner officiating. Burial will follow at the Natoma City Cemetery. A Masonic service will be presented by Darrell Rubottom. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell. Memorials can be given to the Association of Retarded Citizens and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell and Natoma is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.