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Vena Stucky Obituary

Dallas, Kansas, United States

January 02, 2017 - January 02, 2017

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Vena null Stucky obituary

Vena Stucky Obituary

Jan 02, 2017 - Jan 02, 2017

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Vena Flory Stucky, 99, died Thursday (Feb. 2, 2017) in Wichita. Vena was born on Jan. 14, 1918, in Lone Star to Martin D. and Pearl Flory. She and her identical twin, Vera, began their education at Apple Pie School, a one-room school located near their home at Lone Star.She continued her education and graduated from Lawrence High School. She completed her Bachelors of Arts degree at McPherson College, a school affiliated with her home church, the Lone Star Church of the Brethren. While at McPherson College, she met and later married Dale Stucky, who became a noted attorney in Wichita. She and Dale shared 59 years of devoted love and stimulating conversation. Vena was always able to challenge his intellectual tenacity with grace and aplomb.She found many ways to engage her love of music-by singing in the church choir, directing its children's choir and giving piano concerts, even into her 90s. After her four children became school-aged, Vena gave piano lessons to hundreds of children. Her home was a favorite gathering place for her and her husband's friends and the holiday destination of choice for her grandchildren and other relatives. She was a member of the Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church.She is survived by her children, Mark (Diana) of Silverthorne, Colorado, Greg (Gracia) of St. Simons Island, Georgia, Barbara Clinkscales (Randy) of Hays and Debbie Dempsey (Michael) of Dallas. She was blessed with 12 grandchildren, Anika Stucky, Adrienne Pohrte, Andrea Stucky, Rami Stucky, Maya Stucky, Joshua Clinkscales, Benjamin Clinkscales, Daniel Clinkscales, Dale Dempsey, Vena Dempsey (deceased), Luke Dempsey and Katherine Dempsey; and four great-grandchildren.She was the last surviving person in her and her husband's generation. Preceding her in death were her twin sister, Vera Whitaker; her sister, Arlene Kough; her brother, Martin Flory, Jr.; her husband, Dale; brothers-in-law, Milo and Dean Stucky, and their wives, Mabel and Hulda, respectively.Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday (Feb. 10, 2017) at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary. Graveside service is 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 11, 2017) at the First Mennonite Church of Christian Cemetery, Moundridge, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at the Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, Wichita.In lieu of flowers, Vena's family suggests a contribution to the Dale M. Stucky Scholarship Fund, Bethel College, 300 East 27th Street, North Newton, KS 67117-8061; the Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, 655 South Lorraine Avenue, Wichita, KS 67211; or , 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202. Share tributes online at www.dlwichita.com.
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