Lenora “Snooky” Honn, 75, Ottawa, Kan., died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Olathe Medical Center.
Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. The family is set to meet with friends 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Mrs. Honn’s wish was for her casket to remain closed. Interment is planned for the Garnett Cemetery, Garnett, Kan.
Snooky was born Friday, Oct. 15, 1937, in Greeley, Kan., the daughter of Joseph and Lenora (Finch) Humbert.
She lived in Ottawa since 1977, moving from Garnett, where she lived from 1974 to 1977. She previously lived in Longview, Texas; Paola, Kan.; Harrisonville, Mo.; Parker, Kan.; and Greeley, Kan.
She graduated from Greeley High School with the class of 1955.
Lenora was united in marriage with Martin M. Honn June 18, 1955, in Greeley. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include her son, Eric Honn and wife, Susan, Olathe, Kan.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Lou Brinkmeyer, Garnett; and brother, Jim Humbert and wife, Ann, Tulsa, Okla.
Snooky was preceded in death by son, Martin “Mike” Honn; parents, Joseph and Lenora Humbert; brother, Joseph Humbert Jr.; and sister, Connie Angell.
Snooky worked at Mode-O-Day as a seamstress in the 1950s, The Ottawa Herald as a saleswoman in the 1960s, and Sonic Drive-In as an assistant manager in the 1980s.
She attended the Cherry Street Wesleyan Church; was a former member and past president of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 5901 Ottawa; member and past president of Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary Aerie Lodge 2700 Ottawa; American Legion Auxiliary Post 60, later known as Lawrence Post 14; and Fiddlers and Pickers of Kansas Osawatomie Chapter.
Snooky was an amazing piano player. She played by ear and could play anything she heard. She started playing in Tobe Ross’ Country Gentleman’s Band, and when her husband and son Mike started the Country Swinger’s Band, she joined right in. Other bands she played with included Hearts Band, Tommy Huff’s Band, Jerry Jones’s Band, Ken and Mary Giles Odds & End’s Band, and Johnny Smith’s Country Gold Band.
She was always ready to help at benefits, and entertained at VA Hospitals, nursing homes in Ottawa, Richmond, Garnett, Osawatomie, Paola, Louisburg and Lawrence. Snooky entertained at senior centers in Ottawa, Garnett, Osawatomie and Louisburg. She was the musician for the VFW Department Auxiliary. She was a great entertainer.
The family suggests memorial contributions to VFW Post 5901 Auxiliary through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.
An online guest book is available at www.dengelmortuary.com