Lorraine Ann Seckington, 88, Ottawa, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Lorraine was greatly loved.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Family will meet with friends one hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Interment Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the First United Methodist Church c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Lorraine’s Tribute Wall at www.dengelmortuary.com
Lorraine Ann was born Jan. 22, 1931 in Quenemo, Kansas. Her parents were Theron and Clara Cole. She attended school until the fifth grade in Quenemo, later moving to Ottawa and De Soto, Kansas, where she graduated high school.
She married her high school sweetheart, William “Bill” Seckington on Nov. 12, 1950.
Lorraine and Bill moved to Platte County, Missouri, in 1959, where they raised their family and Bill worked for TWA for 35 years. Bill and Lorraine were charter members of Platte Woods United Methodist Church where the entire family was active.
Lorraine was a Cub Scout leader for many years for her three sons, and worked as a recruiter for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop. She was a PTA member and officer for many years. She worked for the Park Hill School District several years as her children were growing up. She later went to work for Local 34-627, Musicians’ Union, in downtown Kansas City. She remained there until her retirement in 1989.
Lorraine and Bill moved to Ottawa in 1990 to spend their retirement. They joined the First United Methodist Church and have been very active members. She belonged to the Dorcas Circle, Oxford Service Sunday School Class, and many committees, including Fourth Monday and the Worship and Fellowship Committees.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years and four children: Michael Seckington and wife, Linda, of Paxinos, Pennsylvania; Mark Seckington and wife, Laura, of Ballwin, Missouri; Vicki Santoro and husband, Vincent, of Kansas City, Missouri; and Gregory Seckington and wife, Kathy, of San Diego, California. She leaves eight grandchildren, Amy Clark. of Liberty, Missouri; Theron Seckington, of Champaign, Illinois; Hannah and Luke Seckington, of St. Louis, Missouri; Nicholas Santoro, of Kansas City, Missouri; Kathryn Sterling, of Kansas City, Missouri; and Emily and Benjamin Seckington, of San Diego, California. Lorraine is survived by great-grandsons, Brendan and Mason Clark, of Liberty, Missouri; and great-granddaughter, Reese Sterling, of Kansas City, Missouri. She leaves two brothers, Benton Cole, of Bristol, Tennessee; and Dr. Bruce Cole, of Overbrook, Kansas; as well as a sister, Linda Timm, of Lyndon, Kansas. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Levonne Scott; niece, Cathy Scott; and nephew, Bryce Cole.