Timothy Raymond Oglesby, loving husband, dad, and “Grandpa/Pappo”, departed for his eternal heavenly home on April 13, 2023 after a brief battle with pneumonia. Tim, the son of Freeman and Erma Delores “Buzzy” (Carpenter) Oglesby, was born on March 8, 1951 in Independence, Missouri but spent much of his childhood and adolescence in Ashland, Nebraska. He and his siblings David, Melissa, and Suzy enjoyed an adventurous youth, and the retelling of their exploits continue to entertain even decades later. They never let facts get in the way of a good story.
Tim graduated from Ashland High School in 1969 and began his college career at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he met his wife Connie Friedley over their shared love of worship. They wed in 1971, and Tim continued his academic journey at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 1974. Tim taught music briefly before discovering his charismatic personality lent itself perfectly to a career in sales, and he spent 30 years with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. Tim and Connie welcomed their son Nicholas in 1981 and daughter Christina in 1985. The young family attended The Father’s House Church in Hutchinson, where Tim and Connie continued sharing their love of music leading worship until Connie lost her lengthy battle with breast cancer in 1991.
Tim found his second chance at happiness when he met Jackie Ellis at church, and they joined their two families including Jackie’s son Luke and daughter Sarah in December 1992. Tim and Jackie’s spiritual journey led them to convert to Catholicism in 2013, and Tim went on to receive his Master’s in Theological Studies at Newman University in Wichita in 2015. He created his catechism class “On Fire Catholic University”, which allowed him the opportunity to share his passion for the faith. When he wasn’t preparing for class, he loved connecting with family and friends and cheering on his beloved Huskers and Chiefs.
Tim leaves behind his wife Jackie, son Luke (Laura) Ellis, daughter Sarah (Eric) Horton, son Nicholas (Kari) Oglesby, and daughter Christina (Yancy) Young and all three of his siblings. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren – Landen, John, Lincoln, Abel, Genevieve, Shepherd, Guinevere, Sebastian, Callahan, Violet, and Hildegard. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Connie, and granddaughter Samantha.
Teaching the faith sustained him all his life and he was a powerful witness to the love of the Lord, until he saw him face to face. To know Tim, was to be his family, he never met a person who stayed a stranger. Please join our family in celebrating Tim’s life with a Viewing and Visitation Tuesday April 18th from 4-6pm at the Inman Funeral Home in Inman, Kansas. His funeral services will be held Wednesday April 19th at St Teresa’s Catholic Church in Hutchinson, Kansas. Rosary will begin at 10:00am with Funeral Mass to follow at 10:30am. All will be live streamed on the Inman Funeral Home Facebook Page. Burial will immediately follow at the Lyons Municipal Cemetery, Lyons, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be sent to St. Teresa Catholic Church. To leave a condolence for the family, visit: www.inmanfh.com.