Womack services


February 12, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Visitation for John W. “Johnny” Womack Jr. of Iola, whose death Thursday was reported in Friday’s Register, will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola.
Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola. The Rev. Robert B. Wachter will be celebrant. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Iola.
He was born April 21, 1952, in San Diego, Calif., to John Walter Womack Sr. and Elizabeth Ann “Betty Ann” (Sanden) Womack. He grew up in Iola where he graduated from Iola High School in 1970. One of the highlights of his high school years was winning a trip to Europe while in FFA. He graduated from Allen County Community College and has made his home in Iola all of his life.
He started house moving when he was 15. He has owned and operated Womack Emergency Service and Thohoff Construction for many years.
He was a member of the Allen County Fair Board for many years and a House Moving Association.
He enjoyed racing cars, flying small aircraft, his limo service and attending the Kansas State Fair. He also enjoyed demolition derbies where he was named the “Master of Disaster.” He had the mechanical knowledge to build and create many projects.
He is survived by his lifetime companion, Evelyn Ann Thohoff, of the home; his father, John W. Womack Sr., Merriam; two brothers, Doug and his wife, Janette, Lawrence, and Steve and his wife, Annette, Iola; two sisters, Nancy McGrew and her husband, Bob, Centennial, Colo., and Anita Rowe and her husband, John, Mound City; eight nieces and nephews, Dr. Megan McGrew, Heath Womack and his wife, Samantha, Brandon Womack and his wife, Bryn, Shane Womack, Allison Womack, Sara Rowe, Jake Rowe and Ben Rowe; and a great-nephew, Nathan Womack.
His mother, Betty Ann, and a sister, Mary Ann Womack, died earlier.
Memorials to Allen County Fairboard or Allen County Animal Rescue Foundation (ACARF) may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences for the family may be left at iolafuneral.com.

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