Lonnie Ann (Warner) Munk, 69, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones, at the Russell Regional Hospital.
Lonnie was born December 31, 1946 in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Hugh and Gladys Warner. Her mother died at an early age, and Hugh “Pop” married Dorothy “Corkey”. She grew up in Edinburg, Texas and graduated from Smiley High School in Houston, Texas.
Lonnie was united in marriage to the love of her life, Clyde Munk, on March 6, 1970 in Houston, Texas. They made their home in Russell County. Clyde preceded her in death on July 27, 1992.
Lonnie worked at the Hays Medical Center for almost 25 years, working mainly in Admissions. She was the co-owner of the Gorham Café during the 1970’s. She also worked in the Gorham convenience store and was a waitress at the Elks Lodge in Russell. Lonnie will be remembered for her unwavering strength, zest for life and the tremendous love she had for her family. She was a hard working woman who enjoyed gardening, lawn work, doing crafts, reading and puzzles. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Gorham and the Daughter’s of Isabella.
Lonnie will live on in the hearts of her daughter, Kelly Reddig (Eric) of Russell, Kansas; her son, Jeff Scarborough (Kris) of Russell, Kansas; four grandchildren, Jessica Stoppel (Blake) of Salina, Lucas Munk Scarborough (Katie) of Russell, Kylie Reddig and Hunter Reddig of Russell; and two great grandchildren, Elijah Munk Scarborough and Daxton Munk Scarborough of Russell; four brothers, Hugh Warner, Jr. (Nadine) of Humble, Texas, Frank Warner (Donna) of LaVernia, Texas, Edward Warner (Julie) of Hoschton, Georgia and Wayne Cockrill of Bellaire, Texas; sisters, Joy Estrada of Katy, Texas, Kathy Holley (Woody) of Kansas City, Missouri; brother-in-law, Charlie Munk (Verna) of Gorham: sisters-in-law, Carol Price of Abilene, Kansas, Corine Gideon (Darold) of Russell, Kansas, Carlotta Lyons (Jeff) of Leavenworth, Kansas, Cyndi Dugan of Dubois, Wyoming, and Kate Debes (John) of Hoisington, Kansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lonnie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers; Forrest Warner, Kenneth Warner, and Jimmy Cockrill; two sisters, Dorothy Miller, and June Black; and niece, Megan Escalante.
Celebration of the Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, January 25, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Gorham. Burial of Ashes will follow at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Gorham. Family will be greeting friends from 9:00 AM to Service time at the Church on Monday. Contributions may be made to the Lonnie Munk Memorial Fund. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary or Russell, who is in charge of these arrangements.