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DON E. AND CAROL A. FLEMING

8/28/2013

Don E. and Carol A. Fleming passed away peacefully at Wellsville Retirement Community 18 hours apart with their family by their side.

Carol A. Fleming, 91, Wellsville, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Wellsville Retirement Community in Wellsville, Kan.  She was born on Thursday, April 13, 1922, in Ottawa, Kan., the daughter of Blaine and Gertrude (Mallory) Phillips.

Don E. and Carol A. Fleming passed away peacefully at Wellsville Retirement Community 18 hours apart with their family by their side.

Carol A. Fleming, 91, Wellsville, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Wellsville Retirement Community in Wellsville, Kan.  She was born on Thursday, April 13, 1922, in Ottawa, Kan., the daughter of Blaine and Gertrude (Mallory) Phillips.

Donald E. “Don” Fleming, 93, Wellsville, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Wellsville Retirement Community in Wellsville, Kan. He was born on Saturday, Aug. 21, 1920, in Richter, Kan., the son of Thomas H. and Ethelyn G. (Staadt) Fleming.

A celebration of life service will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Wellsville Community Center. Following the service a picnic is planned at 2 p.m. at Celebration Park in Gardner, Kan.

On Friday, Aug. 7, 1942, Carol was united in marriage with Donald E. “Don Fleming in Ottawa, Kan. They celebrated 71 years together.

Carol lived in Gardner, Kan., for many years and has been a resident of Wellsville, Kan., for the last 20 years.

Carol graduated from Ottawa High School and attended two years at Ottawa University.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include daughters, Judy Bono and her husband, Jack, Mooresville, Mo., and Becky See and her husband, Dwane, Ottawa, Kan.; sons, Tom Fleming and his wife, Kelly, Edgerton, Kan., and David Fleming, Paola, Kan.; a half-sister, Elaine Mustard, Leavenworth, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Blaine and Gertrude Phillips, a brother, Blaine Phillips, and a half-brother, Paul Phillips.

Don lived about half his life in Johnson County and the other half in Franklin County, Kan.

Don graduated from Pomona High School with the class of 1937 and from Kansas State University in 1941 with a degree in milling.

He was the owner and operator of the Gardner Elevator and after retirement did carpentry, flipping houses and kept busy with other odd jobs.

Don served in the Army Air Corps during World War II from 1943 until October 1945, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant.

He was a member of and very active in the Wellsville United Methodist Church and a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Gardner and the Lion’s club.

Survivors include daughters, Judy Bono and her husband, Jack, Mooresville, Mo., and Becky See and her husband, Dwane, Ottawa, Kan.; sons, Tom Fleming and his wife, Kelly, Edgerton, Kan., and David Fleming, Paola, Kan.; a brother, Bruce Fleming and his wife, Ruth, Ottawa, Kan.; a sister, Helen Smith, Salina, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Ethelyn Fleming.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Wellsville United Methodist Church or St. Judes Children’s Hospital in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.  An online guest book is available at www.dengelmortuary.com

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