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Ila Marie Callaway

Megrue-Price Funeral Home

Mankato, KS


Ila Marie Callaway, the daughter of Ralph and Anna (Ross) Graham, was born on August 5, 1918 on a farm near Webber, Kansas. She passed away on September 29, 2013 at Jewell County Hospital in Mankato, Kansas at the age of 95 years, 1 months, 24 days.

Ila attended school in Webber, Kansas. She was currently a member of the Methodist Church of Esbon.

On March 11, 1936 at Beloit, Kansas she was united in marriage to Jessie (Jake) Callaway and to this union was born three children.

Ila lived in the communities of Esbon, Webber and Mankato, Kansas. She loved playing cards with her family and friends, was a member of the Happy Hour Club, enjoyed the many family reunions held in South Padre Island, Texas, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Kansas City, Kansas and Salina, Kansas. She had a love for baseball, especially the Kansas City Royals.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jake on December 24, 1968, one son, Richard (Dick) Callaway and his wife Jane, son-in-law, Stan Umphenour, grandson, Charles (Chuck) Callaway, a great-grandson, Justin Barrett and eight brothers, Dale, Lawrence, John, Charles, Clyde, Kermit, Maurice and Melvin.

She is survived by -
Daughter: Alberta Umphenour Baldwin Park, California
Son: Burdette Callaway and wife Janie of Esbon, Kansas
10 grandchildren
21 great-grandchildren
5 great-great grandchildren
Two sisters: Mildred Heflin of McAllen, Texas
Norma Ridle of Lincoln, Nebraska
Host of other relatives and friends

Graveside Services at: Prairie Home Cemetery, Esbon, Kansas

Time of Graveside Service: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10:30 am

Clergy: Pastor Gerry Sharp

Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, Esbon, Kansas

Memorials to: Memorials may go to the Esbon Methodist Church, the Diabetes Foundation or the Jewell County Long Term Care

Visitation: From 6:00 pm-8:00 pm on Tuesday with the family present to greet friends at that time at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home

Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N Commercial, Superior, Nebraska 68978 Phone 402-879-3900

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