Jean Ann Quaglione, 100, of Coffeyville, KS, passed away Monday September 17, 2018.
She was born on May 30, 1918, Liberty, KS to Daniel J. and Jennie T. (Strecker) Maher. She attended school at Pleasant Valley School in Montgomery County. In 1938, she graduated from Sacred Heart Academy (Newman University), in Wichita, KS. She attended Coffeyville Community College.
In 1939, she accepted a Civil Service appointment as Secretary to the Chief Accountant of the Civil Aeronautics Administration in Washington, D.C.
On December 5, 1942, she was united in marriage to Nunzio “Tony” Quaglione, of Baltimore, MD, at All Saint Catholic Church in Liberty, KS. During World War II, Tony served as a Baker Instructor at Fort Belvior, VA, and then served with the 478th Engineers in Iran (Persian Gulf Command) and the 7th Army, European Theater. After the war ended, they lived in Baltimore, MD, where Tony was manager of Martin’s Bakery.
In 1952, Jean and her husband purchased Volz Bakery in Coffeyville, KS. The bakery was located at Second and Elm. In 1953, the name was changed to Tony’s Bakery.
Tony’s Bakery was the first business to open in the Fourth Street Shopping Center in 1956. After the fire destroyed the shopping center on November 26, 1976, they leased space from Troy Borum in NuWay Foodliner. They continued operation until retiring and selling the bakery in 1983. They were in business for 32 years in Coffeyville.
Tony died August 26, 1998. They were married 56 years.
Jean was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church; Holy Name Altar Society; St. Ann’s Circle 4; life member of CRMC Auxiliary; Coffeyville American Legion Auxiliary Post #20; V.F.W. Post #1022; former member of the Coffeyville Area Chamber of Commerce; member of the Kansas State Baker’s Association; member of the American Retail Baker’s Association.
Survivors one daughter Jeannie Unruh and husband Tony of Coffeyville; Son-in-law Bob Fox and wife Lauren of Kansas City, KS; four grandchildren; Toni Marie Hansen and husband Hawley of Ashburn, VA; Stephanie DiPilla and husband Larry of Laurel Springs, NJ; Tony Unruh and wife Katie of Overland, MO; Jennie Thompson and husband Tony of Kansas City, MO; eight great-grandchildren: Emily, Anthony, Cameron Hansen, Austin Olson, Lauren DiPilla, Nunzio and Harrison Unruh, Sophia Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son Tony; one daughter Mary Jo Fox; two brothers, John and Ignatius Maher; five sisters: Agnes Schicke, Katherine Blaes, Myrtle Schicke, Josephine DeTar and Mary Staton.
A Rosary Vigil Service will be at 6:30 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018 at Holy Name Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Daniel Lorimer officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Holy Name Catholic School; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.
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David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.