Mack Colt

Obituaries

January 27, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Mack Vail Colt, 76, Mission Hills, and a native of Iola, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2016. He was born to Mack Clayton and Jane Vail Colt on June 29, 1939, in Iola. 
He leaves his wife, confidant, and walking partner of 54 years, Sara Clawson Colt.
He received a business degree, 1961, and a law degree, 1964, from the University of Kansas.
He was a successful businessman in all aspects of the word and was a frequent presenter at industry conventions.
Mack sold life insurance, embarked on a banking career, and became a franchiser with Sonic Drive-In restaurants, serving many years on its board of directors.
Mack valued these relationships and reminded people that his interest in the Sonic of Iola paid for all three of his children to graduate from college.
His success as an entrepreneur was a featured profile in the University of Kansas Business Connections publication in 1990. Mack took out his first loan in 1964 to purchase his first bank in his wife’s hometown of Hartford. His banking interests evolved and grew through the years and today include four branch banks in the nearby vicinity of Hartford.
The last several years were not the easiest for Mack. The effects of Parkinson’s made it difficult to do some of the things he loved most.
Survivors include three children; Elizabeth Colt Deckert and her husband, David Earl, Leawood; Kristin Colt Goodwin and her husband John Kennedy, and Mack Clawson Colt and his wife, Jo Ann Quaney, Leawood; seven grandchildren; and three sisters, Ann Colt of The Hague, Netherlands, Edith Carr, Wayzata, Minn., and Carol McClelland, Prairie Village.
Memorials may be made to Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall, Kansas City, Mo., 64114, and University of Kansas Center for Advanced Brain and Neurological Care, 2330 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Ste. 302, Westwood, KS 66205.
In celebration of Mack’s life, a memorial service is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Colonial Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, Mo.

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