James O. Chaney

Funeral services for James O. “Joe” Chaney, 70, Linwood, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will be in Lawrence.
Mr. Chaney died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
He was born Feb. 18, 1941, in Welch, Okla., the son of Roy N. and Rosa Williams Chaney. He was a 1959 graduate of Lawrence High School.
Mr. Chaney was a retired electrician and also a farmer/stockman in the Linwood area. He formerly worked for the Lawrence Journal-World, the Bendix Corporation, and he retired from the Colgate Palmolive Corporation in 1994.
He was a member of the I.B.E.W. Local 124 in Kansas City, Mo., and the Linwood Lions Club. He served as a volunteer on the Linwood Sherman Township Fire Department, on the Board of Directors of the Leavenworth County Water District No. 10 and was treasurer of the Linwood Development Corporation.
Survivors include four brothers, Marvin and wife Virginia, Wellsville, and Roy and wife Marilyn, Richard and wife Kathy, and John and wife Mary, all of Lawrence; a sister-in-law, Sharon Chaney, Lawrence; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Sharon Louise Chaney, and a brother, Donald.
The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association or to the Linwood Lions Club, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.