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George M. Anthony, age 70, retired quality assurance for Boeing, passed away, Sunday, September 24, 2023.
Visitation, Noon-7pm, Wednesday, September 27, with family present from 5:30-7pm, at Shinkle Mortuary, Haysville.
Rosary, 10am, with Funeral Mass following at, 10:30am, Thursday, September 28, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Haysville.
George Martin Anthony (1953-2023) was born in Savannah, Georgia, one of ten children to Joseph and Clara Anthony. According to his sister Francie, as a child George had a talent for baking and a deep love for "Hey Jude" by the Beatles. He spent his childhood traveling among schools, including one in England during his military family's two-year stay.
After graduating from East High School, George pursued higher education, earning his Bachelor of Arts in Education from Wichita State University in 1985, followed later by a Master's degree in Education from Newman University in 2000.
George's life was marked by his dedicated military service. He enlisted in the Army in 1972 and later joined the Navy as a Seabee, serving until 1994. His commitment extended to the Air National Guard, where he retired in 2009 from the 184th Intelligence Wing at McConnell Air Force Base, earning the Meritorious Service Medal for his role as an educator and overseeing the degree completion of over 160 members in the force development section.
In addition to his military service, George held a career in Quality Assurance at Boeing where he contributed to projects such as Air Force One. He was also an active member of SPEEA where he was recognized for his enthusiastic support. Post-retirement, he continued to nurture his passion for education, teaching at KANSEL and Kumon Math and Reading Learning Center. He also served as a substitute teacher in Wichita and area Catholic schools, finding his greatest joy in teaching math and physical education.
A lifelong Notre Dame fan, George's love for the Fighting Irish began in childhood, and he shared many memorable moments watching games with his family. His love for baseball, especially the local teams like the Wranglers and Wingnuts, as well as his enthusiasm for golf and model train and plane collecting, added vibrant dimensions to his life.
George’s dedication to education, service to his country, and unwavering Notre Dame fandom will be remembered and cherished.
In memory of George Martin Anthony, we celebrate a life filled with diverse passions, steadfast service, and a commitment to education that touched the lives of many.
Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Clara Anthony; siblings, Michael Anthony, Patricia Anthony, Susanna Starks. Survivors: wife, Rhonda Anthony; children, Adam Anthony of Wichita, Aaron (Lisa) Anthony of Derby, Abby Anthony of Derby; siblings, Barbara (Michael) Bulger of Derby, Elizabeth (Kenneth) Williams of Wichita, Frances (Warren) Potter of Conyer, GA, Mark (Lynn) Anthony of West Bend, IA, Theresa (Steve) Hearn of Derby, Margaret Butler of Derby; grandchildren, Wesley, Aiden, and Savannah Anthony.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial: St. Cecilia Catholic School, (memo: building fund), 1921 W. Grand Ave, Haysville, KS 67060.
St. Cecilia Catholic School (memo: building fund)
1912 W. Grand Ave., Haysville KS 67060