Charles “Chuck” B. Wise


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Charles “Chuck” B. Wise, 87, of Wellsville, KS passed away Sunday, October 11th at his home.

Memorial Mass 10:30 am Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 555 W. Main, Gardner, KS. Burial at a later date at Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. Visitation 9:30 to 10:30 am before the service at the church. The family recommends donations to the hospice charity of your choice. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111.

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He was born November 13th, 1927 in Johnson County, KS the son of Josephine Mary (Meyer) Wise & Harvey George Wise. He attended schools at Pleasant View, 119th & old Santa Fe Trail Rd., Olathe and Mt. Zion, 107th & Renner Rd., Lenexa, graduating 8th Grade from Holy Trinity at Lenexa in 1940. He was drafted into the army Thanksgiving Day, 1950, attaining the rank of Staff Sgt., and was discharged Thanksgiving Day, 1952. While in the Army, he met & married Pearlene Wooldridge, from Booneville, Arkansas. They were married on September 13, 1952 and spent their married life on their farm at 122nd & Blackbob Road, Olathe. Seven children were born of this union – four sons and three daughters. He moved to a farm in Wellsville, KS in 1987. On October 11th, 1991 he married Patricia L. Ackley-Tunget- Mayhugh, from Lawrence. He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church of Olathe. After moving to Wellsville, he was a member of Annunciation Church, Baldwin City, KS. He was a regular blood donor, donating in excess of 100 pints. He was a member of the Eagles Club, Lawrence, the Knights of Columbus Dance Club, Lawrence, and the American Legion Post, Olathe. He gave annual contributions to Boys Town, Nebraska; Mercy Home for Girls & Boys, Chicago; Lakemary Center, Paola and Cal Farleys Ranch, Texas. He was a member of the Johnson County Farm Bureau, Farmers Union Co-Op of Spring Hill, Ottawa Co-Op, Farmers Co-Op Association of Lawrence, past member Mid-America Dairymen and Milk Producers Mkt. Co, Lawrence.

His is survived by his wife, Patricia, of the home; three daughters – Vicki (Adrian) Elson, Sharon (Curtis) Fisher , Julia (Jon) Johnson, four sons – Ronald (Sue) Wise, James (Tiny) Wise, Lawrence (Cindy) Wise, Daniel (Crystal) Wise, three stepchildren – Dana (Roger) Robertson, Roger (Deanna) Mayhugh, Kurt Mayhugh, one brother – Robert Wise, three sisters – Patricia Haefele, Mary Jane Redd, & Judy Huskisson, as well as many nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives & friends.

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