Archie Lee Noble

A Celebration of Life Service for Archie Lee Noble, 85 of rural Oskaloosa will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, December 2, 2022 at Apple Valley Lane Barn in Ozawkie, KS. Pastor Bob Robison will be officiating and burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Perry, KS.

Archie went peacefully to heaven surrounded by his loving family on November 25, 2022. He was born December 12,1936 in Avalon, Missouri, the son of Archie Wells and Ida Bernice Noble.

Archie graduated from Lawrence High School in the Class of 1954. He served for six years in the Kansas National Guard.

Archie met the love of his life Marilyn Kay Winchell at the Lawrence Root Beer Stand. They were married August 10,1963 in Lawrence, Kansas. They were devoted parents to their four children, Cindy Kay Noble, Merriam, Debra Sue Noble, Lawrence, Laura Lynn Claxton(Cory) Oskaloosa, Michael Lee Noble (Stephanie) Winchester. Together they have 6 grandchildren Carter Claxton, Hunter Claxton (Savannah), Lexi Noble, Madelyn Boryla, Abigail Boryla, Simone Friedrich and 4 great-grand children Mason Claxton, Wyatt Claxton, Waylon Claxton and Antonia Friedrich along with many nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, wife, his sisters Hazel Plymell (Bill) and Vicki Jaax (John), brother Eugene Noble.

Archie started his career at All Star Dairy/Fairmont-Zarda where he was a route salesman and retired after 38 years of service in the Lawrence community. Archie and his wife Marilyn owned and operated the Oskaloosa Flower Shop for 15 years. Archie had a strong work ethic and began working for the Perry Public School District as a custodian and retired at the age of 80 after 19 years of service.

Archie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandpa. He was a care taker to all with a servants heart. Never knowing a stranger and making everyone feel welcome. Archie cherished his days working alongside and tending to the cattle on the farm with his son Mike. He enjoyed KU basketball, spending time with family and taking trips together.

Friends may call on Thursday December 1, 2022 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home where the family will receive them from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The family would like to thank the Jefferson County Visiting Nurses for the compassionate care that Archie received and request memorial contributions be made to Jefferson County Visiting Nurses, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

*The funeral services will be held in a barn like setting dress accordingly*

 

Messages & Condolences

From Bill and Candy, Zach and Megan Hollander...

Mike , and the Noble family, We wish you all comfort and peace till you are reunited .

From Erin Bird...

Debbie and the Noble Family,
We are all so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Archie. Please know that we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
With sympathy,
Bird Physical Therapy – Kevin, Erin, Cindy, Jessica, Julianne, Hope, MK, Hailey, Addie and Linnea

From Rusty Holmes...

I met Archie 22 years ago and can say he was the kindest man Ive ever known.
He also had a great sense of humor, humble and one who always took an interest in other peoples lives.
Both Myself and my family adored Archie and Marilyn and we are so sad for the loss to your family, he will be missed and never forgotten.
My heart goes out to Cindy, Laura and Mike and the grandkids as I know how much Archie meant to them.
I find only comfort in knowing he is with his family and Marilyn once again and Heaven has gained another Angel!!

From Cindy Langton...

I worked with Archie many years at Oerry Middle School. He would stop by daily to say hi….his smile was always so welcomed! His love for his family was great and loved his stories.

From Kathy Bovaird...

Laura–God bless you and your family. Your Dad is at peace now and will always be with you in spirit.

From Tammy Parris-Marsh...

I am so sorry to hear of Archie’s passing. Such a wonderful soul! Sending Hugs and Prayers for strength to guide your family. Archie would stop by and visit at the barn every so often over the years. With a beautiful, warm smile full of questions and always lots of laughter. My memories are very fond ❤️

From Beverly Meredith...

Laura, Cory and family,
So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers.

From Mark, Tammi and Easton...

We are so sorry to hear of this tremendous loss, I know he was loved by so many. Keeping you all in our thoughts. May your precious memories bring you comfort and peace.

From Vicki Conroy...

I was so very sorry to hear about Archie. I didn’t know him well but he always exuded such kindness. His face always gentle. His family is a testament to the man and the life he lived. I love you Laura and Cory. And all of your family. 🙏❤️

From Richard Wilder...

Condolences to Archie’s family. I also worked with Archie at Roberts Dairy . He was always happy and had a smile on his face . I also covered his route while he was on vacation, and as someone who was 25 years younger than he was I know I was worn out at the end of the day . I ran into to him a few times since he retired, at Perry as he was working in the school district. I’m sure he will be missed greatly.RIP Arch

From Haig Sarkesian...

My condolences to the Nobel family. I worked with Archie for many years at Robert’s Dairy after All Star dairy closed. He always had a smile on his face and a pleasant word for anyone who spoke with him. He was one of the hardest working guys I ever worked with. I use to have to run his route for him when he would go on vacation and when I was done was always glad to hand it back to him thinking this guy is amazing his route was one of the tougher routes we had. Archie was one of a kind and I am sure he will be missed by many.
RIP Archie

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