Jan 08,1929---Nov 23,2021

     Oren L. Hamlett, 92, of Tonganoxie, KS. passed away on November 23, 2021.  He was born January 8, 1929, in Kansas City, MO to Oren A. and Eva A. (Lewis) Hamlett.  He married JoAnn L. Bobst on November 10, 1956 and lived in Kansas City, KS until moving to Tonganoxie, KS in 2002.  Before his working career, he served his country in the United States Army.  Oren was employed at Caterpillar for 30 years, a member of the Local Union #71, and a past Union Representative, retiring in 1994.  Oren had a couple of nicknames "Sonny" (given by his family while he was growing up) and "Curly" (given by his coworkers at Caterpillar, because of his lack of hair).  

He was preceded in death by his wife JoAnn Hamlett, children T.N. "Whitey" White, Catherine Sue White Bruce, grandchildren Jean Ann White, Jeremiah Bruce, brother Paul Hamlett, and his sister Bonnie Edgington.  Oren is survived by his daughter Lori and Tim Sanders, daughter-in-law Judy Alexander White, four grandchildren Jill White Elbert, Cherish Bruce Thomas, Zebulon Sanders and Zachary Sanders, brother Glenn Hamlett, sisters Wanda Hamlett, Donna Maul, ten great grandchildren Alex, Samantha, Maxine, Katelyn, Sierra, Zoey, Lillian, William, Emma and Amelia,  three great great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. 


Terri and Tom Thompson Nov 25 ,2021

Cousin ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Lori and family, We want to share our condolences in the loss of your father. Sadly we didn’t know him well but your words about him sound like he was a wonderful father, husband, and grandfather. I know you are very proud of him and you will never stop missing him. Our heart and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Terri and Tom Thompson Shawnee, KS 620-481-1736

Steve Smith Nov 25 ,2021

Co worker ,Independence ,Missouri

The thing I remember most about Curly is how him and John would talk crap to each other all day long! When he wasn't talking crap, he was talking about his family. He really cared about you guys, and he was happy about the way everyone was growing up and the way everyone was turning out. I'm glad that he was able to spend his last years with his family.

Diane Hammons Nov 25 ,2021

Cousin ,Lee's Summit ,Missouri

Lori and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to loo se someone we love especially a parent. I will be remembering you in my prayers. Hang on to the fun memories you have of your dad. Diane Hammons