Obituaries

George Marvin Rayburn Sr. 1920 - 2008

Memorial services for George Marvin Rayburn Sr., will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee.
Mr. Rayburn died Thursday, March 6, 2008.
He was born Jan. 30, 1920, in Sikeston, Mo., the son of the late Walter M. and Alma Rayburn.
Mr. Rayburn received his education in Sikeston, Mo., Public schools; Central Col-lege, Fayette, Mo., and Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in business.
He served in the military service during World War II and the Korean conflict and at-tained the rank of captain.
Mr. Rayburn taught accounting and business courses at the University of Nebraska, Milliken University and Washington University and was a certified public accountant. Later he worked with several different companies, held the position of vice president of Frisco Railroad, and retired as president of New Mexico and Arizona Land Company in 1982.
He was active in many community and professional organizations, among these were Sikeston Lodge No. 310 A.F.& A.M. of Sikeston, Mo.; Scottish Rite, Abdallah Temple and Crossroads Church of Overland Park.
In 1990, he married Louise Tinder Barnhouse. She died earlier.
Survivors include a son from a previous marriage, Geo. Marvin Rayburn Jr., Phoenix; three stepchildren, Janet Wright, Overland Park, and Linda Quigg and Rick Barnhouse, both of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Colleen Turner of Katy, Texas, and Jo Ann Palmer of Lexington, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
Online condolences may be expressed at: amosfamily.com (Arr. The Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee).