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Janene Laurie (Skelton) Soeken

January 13, 1956 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Janene Soeken Obituary

Ellinwood, KS
Janene Laurie (Skelton) Soeken, 68, passed away at University of Kansas Hospital in Great Bend, KS on January 15th, 2024. Born in Larned, KS on January 13th, 1956 she was the daughter of Charles Harlan & Mary Alice (Hole) Skelton. A Larned HS graduate and resident until 1981 she moved to Ellinwood and married Steve Soeken on October 17, 1981 at St. John Lutheran Church in Ellinwood. 

Memberships include St. John Lutheran Church, Altar Guild, and Lutheran Women's Missionary League. Janene also donated her time to her local food bank. 

Survivors include husband, Steve Soeken, Ellinwood, KS; mother, Mary Alice Skelton from Larned, KS; sons, Craig (Kate) Soeken, McPherson, KS and Adam (Kyle) Soeken, Galva, KS; brother, Jay (Beth) Skelton, Perry, KS; sister, Karen (Keith) Rudolph, Montgomery, AL. Additional survivors include beloved grandchildren Mollie & Claire and Allie & Elynn Soeken. Janene was preceded in death by her father. 

Funeral service will take place 10:30 AM, Friday, January 19th at St. John Lutheran Church in Ellinwood with Pastors Thomas Thierfelder and Kenton Abbott officiating. Interment will follow at Lakin-Comanche Cemetery in Ellinwood. Visitation will take place Thursday, January 18th 11 AM - 7 PM with family receiving friends from 6-7 at Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood. Memorials are suggested towards St. John Lutheran Church Altar Guild in care of Minnis Chapel, PO Box 246, Ellinwood, KS 67526. 

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January 18, 2024

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Minnis Chapel, Ellinwood
113 N. Main St.
Ellinwood, KS 67526

Funeral Service
January 19, 2024

10:30 AM
St. John Lutheran Church (Ellinwood, KS)


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