SHAWNEE, Kan. - George Marvin Rayburn Sr., 88, died March 6, 2008.
Born Jan. 30, 1920, in Sikeston, to the late Walter M. and Alma Rayburn, he attended Sikeston Public Schools, Central College in Fayette, Mo., and earned his bachelor and master's degree in business at Washington University in St. Louis. He served in the military during World War II and the Korean War. He taught accounting and business courses at the University of Nebraska, Milliken University and Washington University and was a certified public accountant. Later he worked with several different companies, held the position of vice-
president of Frisco Railroad, and retired as president of New Mexico and Arizona Land Company in 1982.
He was active in many community and professional organizations, among these were Sikeston Lodge 310 A.F.& A.M., Scottish Rite, Abdallah Temple and Crossroads Church of Overland Park.
In 1990, he married Louise Tinder Barnhouse, who preceded him in death.
Survivors include: one son, Geo. Marvin Rayburn Jr., of Phoenix; three stepchildren, Janet Wright of Overland Park and Linda Quigg and Rick Barnhouse of Springfield, Mo; two sisters, Colleen Turner of Katy, Texas, and Jo Ann Palmer of Lexington, Ky.; and 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee.