FEBRUARY 17, 1917 - MARCH 28, 2006

The following is information was supplied by Max for the 50th reunion held in 1985:

"I entered Pittsburg State University in 1937 and received a Bachelor's Degree in 1941 and a Masters in 1946. From 1941-1945, I was in the Army. In 1942, I married Nina Proctor of South haven, KS. Our son, max, Jr., has one son and one daughter. Our daughter, Anne, has two sons. From 1945 thru 1950, I taught in the Parsons school system. From 1950 thru 1981, I taught in the Labette Community College. I retired in 1981. I am in good health and have enjoyed my retirement, playing lots of golf, fishing, gardening, and having fun with my grandchildren."



Max A. Schiefelbusch Sr., 89, of Parsons died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Labette County Medical Center. He was in failing health.

He was born Feb. 17, 1917, in Osawatomie to Edward Francis and Emma Mary (Marti) Schiefelbusch. He was raised in Osawatomie and attended school there, graduating from Osawatomie High School with the Class of 1935. He graduated from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor¹s degree in education in 1941 and received his master¹s degree in 1946. He moved to Parsons in 1945 and taught economics and world history at East Junior High and Parsons Junior College. He later taught at Parsons High School. When Parsons High and the Junior College separated, he continued teaching at the college until his retirement in 1981. Along with teaching he coached basketball and football and managed Parsons Municipal Swimming Pool for 13 summers.

During World War II he served as a master sergeant in the Army and was an instructor.

He married Nina Proctor on Dec. 23, 1942, at Grenada, Miss. She survives of the home.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He was a former member of Parsons Rotary Club and the former American Legion of Parsons. Before his retirement he served as president of Parsons Teachers Association and served as vice president of the district teacher¹s association. He also served on the city planning commission. He received the Labette Community College Cardinal Citation in 2003. Since his retirement he enjoyed golf, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.

Other survivors include a daughter, Anne Maloney and her husband, Keith, of Parsons; two grandsons, Matt Maloney of Parsons and Jonathon Maloney of Independence; a great-granddaughter, Shayla Maloney of Independence; and a brother, Richard Schiefelbusch and his wife, Ruth, of Lawrence.

He was preceded in death by his son, Max Schiefelbusch Jr., on Aug. 24, 2000; two brothers, Francis Schiefelbusch and Russell Schiefelbusch; and two sisters, Margaret Moberly and Roma Cummings.

Services were at Carson-Wall Funeral Home with the Rev. Peggy Hillmon officiating. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery at South Haven with the Rev. Michael Roberts officiating.

Memorials to Katy Parsons Golf Course or Wesley United Methodist Church.

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