Frank Glen Atherly 1926 - 2009 Topeka
Memorial services for Frank Glen Atherly, 83, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. today at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington. He was cremated. Inurnment will follow in Bowman-Adgate Cemetery, northwest of Burlington.
Mr. Atherly died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Brewster Place in Topeka.
He was born Oct. 3, 1926, on the family farm near Strawn, the son of Orlin Kenneth and E. Lucille Woods Atherly.
Mr. Atherly grew up on the farm and graduated from Strawn High School. He had planned to continue farming when he was called to serve in the Korean War. He served in the U.S. Army Field Artillery and was stationed in Germany. Upon his discharge, he returned home and resumed farming before deciding to attend college. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia and had continued his education further.
He began a long career in education at Nortonville High School as an industrial arts and science teacher. He then lived in Allen and served as principal for Northern Heights High School. Next, he moved to Hillsboro and was associate superintendent for USD 410 for two years. In August 1968, Mr. Atherly moved to Topeka and was employed as an educational consultant by the Kansas State Department of Education until his retirement in 1990.
He was a member of Countryside United Methodist Church in Topeka.
He married Mary Lou DeLong on Nov. 24, 1951, in Burlington. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Steve and wife Joni, Berryton; a daughter, Diana Wilson and husband Joe, Lawrence; four grandchildren, Jeff Atherly and Jacob, Sarah and Laura Wilson; a great-grandson, Logan Atherly; a brother, Donald and wife Frances, New Strawn; four sisters, Louise Atherly and Joan Atherly, both of New Strawn, and Colleen Eccles and Marjory Holmer and husband Richard, all of Topeka; and two sisters-in-law, Lucille Atherly and Elladean Atherly, both of Topeka.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Russell Duane and Kenneth.
The family suggests memorials to the Glen Atherly Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 277, Burlington, KS 66839.