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David R. Oberley, 78, passed away Jan. 23, 2018 at Mercy Hospital. David was born Dec. 19, 1939, in Pittsburg Kan., to George and Helen "Brown" Oberley.
David lived in Ness City, Kan. most of his adult life, then moved to Carthage in 2001. He served in the United States Army Reserve and retired as a Lt. Colonel. He taught high school for over 40 years and was a member of the Dodge City Diocesan School Board. David served on numerous church boards and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Webb City.
David was united in marriage to Evelyn M. "Batt" June 1, 1963, in Fowler, Kan. She preceded him in death Jan. 4, 2001.
He was then united in marriage to Sandra "Dillion" on Oct. 4, 2002, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Webb City. She survives.
David is survived by his wife, Sandra; two daughters, Lisa Babbidge (Chris) and Carla Green (Corey), both of Wichita, Kan.; four sons, Terry Oberley (Donna), of Dodge City, Kan., Mark Oberley (Leah), of Virginia Beach, Va., Alan Oberley (Vonnie), of Clearwater, Kan., and Luke Oberley, of Kinsley, Kan.; two stepsons, John Motazedi (Renee), of Joplin, Mo., and Dean Motazedi (Tammy), of Broken Arrow, Okla.; 32 grandchildren, six great- grandchildren, and six step-grandchildren; one sister, Lois Flinn (Don), of Gladstone, Mo.
David is preceded in death by one brother, George Oberley.
Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Webb City. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, with the Rosary beginning at 6 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Webb City.
Mass will also be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Ness City.
Contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Webb City or Sacred Heart School Endowment Fund of Ness City, in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Published on January 25, 2018
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