ALTAMONT — Lee Carnahan Jr., 89, of Altamont died at his home Thursday evening, Feb. 14, 2013. Death was unexpected.
He was born Jan. 5, 1924, in rural Parsons to William Lee Sr. and Olive (Houghton) Carnahan. He grew up in the rural Parsons area and moved with his family as a young adult to the family farm west of Altamont.
He graduated from Parsons High School in 1942, where he excelled in FFA activities. He also attended Parsons Junior College.
Lee was a lifelong farmer, and he drove a school bus for USD 506 for 39 1/2 years. He loved his involvement with students, driving them to school and to many other events. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was always willing to help those in need.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons.
On Nov. 16, 1947, he married Virginia Blevins. She preceded him in death on Feb. 2, 1977. He married Ramona Munding Fehr on Jan. 1, 1978, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Parsons. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Larry Carnahan and his wife, Melissa, of Columbus and Rick Carnahan and his wife, Nancy, of Olathe; a daughter, Linda Frazier and her husband, John, of Altamont; a stepdaughter, Terri Fehr of Kansas City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Howard Carnahan, Glen Carnahan and Eugene Carnahan; two sisters, Evelyn Carnahan and Irene Miller; two granddaughters, Angela Frazier and Erica Frazier; and a great-granddaughter, Carley Carnahan.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Altamont. The rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 6:30 p.m. following the rosary.
Memorials are suggested to the 506 Foundation Inc. to be used for the Labette County High School FFA. They may be left at or sent to the funeral home at P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.