Annette Marie Moorhous, 87, of Oakley, KS, died peacefully at the Logan County Hospital on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, due to health complications.
She was born Anna Marie Robben on October 26, 1931, in Angelus, Kansas, to Francis and Mary (Moellering) Robben. She graduated from Grinnell High School in 1949 and attended college in Salina, Kansas, which resulted in her cosmetology license. She opened Annette’s Beauty Shop in 1957 and worked as a cosmetologist for over 60 years. She married Johnny R. (Jack) Moorhous Sr. on July 23, 1953, and enjoyed 40 years of marriage before his passing in 1993.
Annette was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Oakley. Throughout her life, she loved to bowl, sew, quilt, play cards, do crossword puzzles, and enjoy a cup of coffee with friends and family. Besides being a loving and caring mother, she was a loyal servant to her God and church. She was a member of the St. Joseph Altar Society, the Busy Hands Quilters and a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary.
Her survivors include her four children, Joni (Dave) Chalfant of Hill City, KS, Johnny R. (Elaine) Moorhous Jr. of Oakley, KS, Tom Moorhous of Oakley, KS, and Lori Thornburg of Dodge City, KS; her five grandchildren, Jaclyn White, Shelly Bridges, Morgan Chalfant, Aubony Chalfant, and Veronica Thornburg; her four great-grandchildren, Adam White, Savanna Ochs, Cohen Ochs, and Brooklyn Bridges; her sisters, Rosemary Beckman, of Quinter, KS, Angeline Baalman of Wichita, KS and Evelyn Mannebach of Colby, KS and one brother, James Robben, of Oakley, KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Francis Robben Jr., Theodore Robben, and Jerome Robben; sisters-in-law, Laverna Robben and Betty Robben and brothers-in-law, Dorven Beckman and Terry Baalman.
Visitation is 5-7:00 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2019, with a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. at Baalmann Mortuary, Oakley, KS. Funeral Mass is 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oakley, with burial in the Oakley City Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Logan County Hospital or to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for masses and can be sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 204, Oakley, KS 67748. For condolences or information visit www.baalmannmortuary.com