Kathleen (Henchek) Gaffney

Kathleen Frances (Henchek) Gaffney, 84 of Lansing went to be with Our Father on Monday, June 25, 2012, at her daughter’s home as a result of a stroke on June 20th. She was born Jan. 26, 1928, at Providence Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of James and Lela (Barnett) Hall.

Kathleen Gaffney

She graduated from De Soto High School and then attended KU.

Kathleen married Jacob Henchek at St. Francis deSales Church in 1948. He preceded her in death in 1973. She later married James Gaffney. He also preceded her in death. Others who preceded her in death were her parents; her brother, Jack Hall; son, Steven Henchek; brother-in-law, Cecil McBee; and grandsons, Nicholas Campbell and Damian Jones.

She was active in Boy Scouts, PTA, 4-H Club, Chit and Chatter Club. And later in life The Ladies VFW and Leavenworth Red Hat Club where she had many friends and enjoyed the luncheons. She also liked to play Farkle at the Heritage center in Leavenworth.

Kathleen became a Realtor and worked with her husband at the Henchek Agency in Lansing. After his death she joined Francis Thorne Realty and was quite successful. She later worked for the Leavenworth VA pharmacy where her kindness did not go unnoticed.

Kathleen is survived by her daughters, Susan K. Dean and Sharon and husband RL Henley; grandchildren, Shantel and Milt Rush, Rochelle and Chris Campbell, Jay and Carrie Dean and Brian Henley, Erica Jones and Brandi Carter; great-grandchildren, Khrystyn Dean, Elizabeth Campbell, Jacob Rush, Aaron Campbell, Bailey, Brady and Hayes Dean, Gavin and Makayla Jones, Jessie, Steven and Abagial Carter, Luke and Cooper Stewart; siblings, Bob (Sylvia) Hall, Betty McBee, Mary (Richard) Vantuyl, Martha (George) Zinser and Gloria (Charles) McQuillan.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. William McEvoy as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the fantastic Lansing Fire Department who was always very kind or Meals on Wheels whose volunteers always brought a smile to her face.