Michael John O’Leary, 64, of Gardner, passed away July 14, 2016 at Olathe Medical Center.
Michael was born March 13, 1952 in Salina, Kan to Ruth (Mitchell) and John O’Leary. He was a graduate of KU. Michael married Sondra Barta July 11, 1992 in Merriam. They have lived in Gardner the last 18 years. Mike was the CFO at Haskell University in Lawrence for 15 years. He was a big fan of the Rolling Stones and KU Basketball. Mike enjoyed fossil hunting, gardening, collecting coins, old postcards and stamps. He loved spending time with his family. He attended Divine Mercy Catholic Church. Mike will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Mitchell. Mike is survived by his wife Sondra, of the home; children John O’Leary and Margaret Elizabeth of Auburn, Neb, Vanessa Finnell and Sean Libbey of Gardner, Dallas Hartman and Kendra Collins of Edgerton, Jessica Hokanson and Brian of Ashland, Mo, Dane Hartman and Lana Miller of Gardner; grandchildren Taylor, Kolbee, Austyn, Brodee, Sophia and Margaret Ruth; and brother John “Jack” O’Leary of Salina.
Memorial Service will be 11:00 am Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, 913-856-7111. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am before the service at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be given to Olathe Hospice. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com