John Robert “Jack” Works, 94, of Humboldt, died peacefully Friday morning, Nov. 9 at his home.
He was born Dec. 4, 1917, in Humboldt, the son of George C. and Amelia (Tholen) Works.
He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1936, Iola Junior College in 1938 and Kansas State Agricultural College, now Kansas State University, in 1940.
After college, Jack returned to Humboldt, where he farmed in partnership with his brother George for 40 years.
In January of 1958, he married Mary Ruth VanSkike of Arkansas City. The couple had one son, John Lee, prior to her death in December 1961.
In February of 1963, Jack married Marguerite McAdam Walters, who died in September of 1997. On May 15, 1999, he was united in marriage to Anna Mae Robinson Weilert.
Jack was an active member of the Humboldt community, serving on the board of directors of Humboldt Brick & Tile Co., Allen County Hospital Board, USD 258 Board of Education, and Humboldt City Council.
In addition, he was a lifelong active member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife Annie; his son, John Works of Wichita; 10 step-children, Richard Weilert, Humboldt; Michael Weilert, Wamego; Dr. Stephen Weilert, Humboldt; Dr. David Weilert, Humboldt; Martha Heffron, Eureka; Daniel Weilert, Humboldt; Barbara Hess, Humboldt; Sharon Barton, Humboldt; Karen Jarred, Chanute, and Dr. Tim Weilert, Chanute; his brother, Charles Works, and wife Mary, of Gloucester, Mass.; a sister-in-law, Jane Works of Iola, and 29 step-grandchildren, 32 great-step-grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces.
Jack was preceded in death by his brother, George, and numerous cousins and friends.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Humboldt. Friends will be received immediately following the Rosary at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Humboldt on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Fr. Bernard Gorges and Fr. Thomas Scaletty co-celebrating the mass.
Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Humboldt.
Donations may be made in Jack’s memory to: Mission Outreach Fund, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 424 S. Central, Chanute, KS 66720.
Memorial gifts may also be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left on www.iolafuneral.com.
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