ARLEYNE FRANKIE KAUFMAN

 ARLEYNE FRANKIE KAUFMAN
 Arleyne Frankie Kaufman, 73 years of age, of Concordia, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Mount Joseph Senior Village in Concordia. She was born in Emporia to Granville and Carmelina (Grenese) Holmes. Arleyne graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1958. On Feb. 24, 1961, she married Jack Kaufman in Emporia. Arleyne was a librarian assistant at Cloud County Community College for more than 25 years and at Concordia High School for about five years. She loved pets and animals, especially dogs and cats, and leaves behind her dog, Carlotta. Arleyne enjoyed community theatre and was involved with productions in both the Salina Community Theatre and the Brown Grand Theatre.
 Arleyne is survived by her husband, Jack; daughter, Carmen Bantugan and husband Gene of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three granddaughters, Saba, Aubree, Taylor; sister, Marleyne Farr of Olpe; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Granville Holmes.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia with the Rev. David Strommen officiating. Cremation has taken place but a register book will be available to sign from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials are suggested to the O'Connor Animal Shelter or the Brown Grand Theatre, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia is in charge of arrangements.

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