Annette Marie Moorhous, 87, Oakley, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019, due to health complications.

She was born Oct. 26, 1931, in Angelus to Francis and Mary (Moellering) Robben. She was a 1949 graduate of Grinnell High School and attended college in Salina to earn her cosmetology license.

She married Johnny R. (Jack) Moorhous, Sr. on July 23, 1953, and enjoyed 40 years of marriage before his passing in 1993. She opened Annette’s Beauty Shop in 1957 and was a cosmetologist for over 60 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oakley. She was a member of the St. Joseph Altar Society, the Busy Hands Quilters and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

Besides being a loving and caring mother, she was a loyal servant to her God and church.

Throughout her life, she liked to bowl, sew, quilt, play cards, do crossword puzzles, and enjoy a cup of coffee with friends and family.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny R. Moorhous Jr., and wife, Elaine, and Tom Moorhous, all of Oakley; two daughters, Joni Chalfant and husband, Dave, Hill City, and Lori Thornburg, Dodge City ; a brother, James Robben, Oakley;  three sisters, Rosemary Beckman, Quinter, Angeline Baalman, Wichita, and Evelyn Mannebach, Colby; five grandchildren, Jaclyn White, Shelly Bridges, Morgan Chalfant, Aubony Chalfant, and Veronica Thornburg; and four great-grandchildren, Adam White, Savanna Ochs, Cohen Ochs, and Brooklyn Bridges.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Francis Robben Jr., Theodore Robben, and Jerome Robben;  two sisters-in-law, Laverna Robben and Betty Robben; and two brothers-in-law, Dorven Beckman and Terry Baalman.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oakley; burial in Oakley City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Baalmann Mortuary, Oakley.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Logan County Hospital or St. Joseph Catholic Church for masses in care of the mortuary.

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