Archive for Thursday, January 25, 2007

Jackie Milo Story

January 25, 2007


Funeral services for Jackie Milo Story, 70, Ottawa, were Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Ottawa. Mr. Story died Jan. 20, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., following a stroke.

He was born April 18, 1936, at Baldwin City, the son of Milo "Mike" and Florence Letha Story. He graduated from Baldwin High School in 1954. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1955 and served in the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged at the end of his enlistment.

He served a two-year mission in the Los Angeles California Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he met his future bride. He married Donna Graves Feb. 26, 1966, at the Los Angeles Temple. They returned to Baldwin City.

He was an independent rig welder, traveling and living many places in the U.S. Early in his career he belonged to the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local No. 441 in Lawrence. Later he created folk and utilitarian art with his welding skills.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Rebecca Campbell, Ottawa, Beth Story, Miami, Fla., Melissa Story, Ottawa, and Ruth Story, Lawrence; one son, SPC Aaron Story, U.S. Army Intelligence, stationed at Fort. Carson, Colo.; his mother, Letha Story, Baldwin City, and one brother, Charlie Story, Baldwin City.

His father, one sister, Shirley Russell, and one brother died earlier.

Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorials may be made to the Jack M. Story Memorial Fund and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.

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