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Obituary for Colleen Waite (Barry)

Colleen E. Waite, 71, Leavenworth, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at the Twin Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lansing, KS.

She was born in Leavenworth, Kansas to Howard F. and Mary M. (Upchurch) Barry. She spent her life in Leavenworth, where she met and married her beloved husband, Michael John Waite, and together they raised their son, Zachary Daniel Waite. Colleen dedicated nearly three decades of her life to serving the community through her work at Mutual Savings Bank. Upon retiring, she continued her passion for helping others by volunteering and engaging in social work within the local community. Colleen had a remarkable ability to connect with people, and her genuine desire to assist others touched the lives of many. Her infectious smile and warm laughter were emblematic of her kind and compassionate nature, endearing her to all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Colleen Waite leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and selflessness that will be cherished by her family, friends, and community for generations to come.
Colleen is survived by her son Zachary (Dakota Allen) Waite, sister Kathleen Knowles and brother Michael Barry, brother in law, Steve Waite. One Grandchild, Rosabella Waite.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Colleen's name to Leavenworth County Humane Society, 100 W Gilman Rd, Lansing, KS 66043.
A memorial service at 1:00 pm will be on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at the funeral home with Pastor Cape Rust, officiating.