Joseph Allen Honer, 85, of Mulvane went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
Joseph Allen Honer, 85, of Mulvane went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Surrounded by his loved ones in prayer, Joe passed away after a short battle with West Nile virus. He was born May 14, 1927 to Joseph and Nora Marie Honer of Denton, Kan. Joe served in the United States Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He recently participated in the Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Joe retired from Williams Pipeline Company in 1987 after 40 years of service. He loved God, his family and anything related to hunting, woodworking and golf. He recorded two holes-in-one in his lifetime and routinely schooled his children and grandchildren in cards and board games. Preceding Joe in death was his former wife of 52 years, Clara Marie Honer; brother, Jack Honer and sister, Betty Delzeit. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Honer; children, Nancy Ayers (Max) of Mulvane, Dr. Craig Honer (Karen) of San Antonio, Texas, Julie Pritchard (Don) of Augusta and Mark Honer (Teresa) of Shawnee; step-children, Charles L. Miser (Gloria) of Arkansas City, Marsha Beckner of Wichita, Kerry Miser of Derby, and Marlene Rose (John) of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Barbara Will of Topeka and Rosemary Helmstetter of Denton, Kan.; sister-in-law, Norma Honer of Atchison; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church, 214 S. Derby, Derby. Burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery, El Dorado at 2 p.m. A memorial has been established with Faith Lutheran School, 214 S. Derby,