Mr. Arthur Zebley passed away July 17, 2008, in Olathe. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, July 21, 2008. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe. The family suggests contributions to Hospice of Olathe Medical Center and/or Good Samaritan Society of Olathe.
Arthur was born August 16, 1923 in Hays, Kan., living in Olathe since 1947. He served in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific during WWII from 1942-1945, and married Norma Langdon in 1945 (who preceded him in death in 2007). He established Century Wood Products in 1950 in Olathe.
Arthur was a member of the Olathe City Commission 1963-68 and served as Mayor in 1967-68, board of trustees Olathe Medical Center 1974-83, Johnson County Airport Commission 1975-77. He was honored “Citizen of the Year” in Olathe in 1983. He was an active member of Unity Village Church and served as president of the “Men of Unity” for several years. He was an active member of the Olathe Rotary Club for over 30 years having served as president. He is survived by his children; David (Sandy) Zebley, Olathe, Linda Zebley, Lawrence, Michael (Beth) Zebley, Olathe, and Chris (Anna) Zebley, of Shawnee, a sister, Mary Anne Miller, six grandchildren; Kelly, Angela, Andrew, Amy, Steve, and Ryan, twelve great-grandchildren; Justin, Hunter, Hayden, Halston, Jared, Cole, Hannah, Jessie, Van, Sydney, Macey and Jace.
Arrangements by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory