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Obituaries

Obituaries

Jackie Milo Story 1936 - 2007 Ottawa

Ottawa - Funeral services for Jackie Milo Story, 70, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ottawa. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin City.Mr. Story died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a hemorrhagic stroke.He was born April 18, 1936, in Baldwin City, the son of Milo "Mike" and Florence Letha Story. He grew up in Baldwin City and graduated from Baldwin High School in 1954. After moving from the area, he returned to Baldwin City following his marriage.He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in January 1955 and served in the Korean conflict. He was honorably discharged at the end of his enlistment. Mr. Story converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was baptized March 11, 1961. He served a two-year mission in the Los Angeles Mission in California.Mr. Story was an independent rig welder and traveled and lived in many places in the United States and its territories, including American Fork and Logan, Utah; Rialto and Yorba Linda, Calif.; Blackfoot, Idaho, and St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Early in his career he belonged to the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 441 in Lawrence. In his later years he used his skills as a welder to create folk and utilitarian art. He married Donna Graves on Feb. 26, 1966, at the Los Angeles Temple. She survives.Other survivors include four daughters, Rebecca Campbell and Melissa Story, both of Ottawa, Beth Story, Miami, and Ruth Story, Lawrence; a son, Spc. Aaron Story, Fort Carson, Colo.; his mother, Letha Story, Baldwin City; and a brother, Charlie, Baldwin City.He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Shirley Russell, and a brother, Lyle Story.The family will meet with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Ottawa. Family and friends are invited to join Jack's family in a celebration of his life following graveside services. It will be at the church. The family suggests memorials to the Jack M. Story Memorial Fund, sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa 66067.