Date of death: 8/15/2019

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1971

GIRARD – Joseph E. George, 75, of Girard, KS passed away at 4:36 p.m., Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Girard Medical Center.
Joseph was born November 26, 1943 in Iola, Kansas, the son of Joe and Margurite “Toots” (Bergmann) George.

He attended school in St. Paul, Kansas, graduating from the St. Paul High School. He graduated from Kansas State Teachers College, now Pittsburg State University where he received two masters’ degrees.

Joe dedicated his life and heart to teaching. He taught in the Jr. High at Tipton, Kansas, he taught Jr. High at Lamar, Missouri and finished his teaching career as the high school counselor in Liberal, Missouri.

Joe was an avid collector of antiques; he owned and operated George’s Antique in Pittsburg, Kansas for many years, and he enjoyed playing cards.
He was a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church of Girard and the Knights of Columbus Council # 7607 of Girard.
Survivors include one sister, Francie Chiartano and her husband Robert of Frontenac, Kansas, one aunt, Ruby Westhoff and her husband David, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parent, grandparents and several aunts and uncles.