Archive for Thursday, April 12, 2001

Raymond C. Ford

April 12, 2001

Raymond C. Ford


Services for Raymond C. Ford, 78, Eudora, were Saturday, April 7, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial was in Eudora Cemetery.

Mr. Ford died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 17, 1922, in Deepwater, Mo., the son of Bertha L. Ford. He attended schools in Tonganoxie and moved to Eudora in 1977.

Mr. Ford served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945, and worked for Hercules, DeSoto. He retired in 1984. He was a member of Family of Faith Church, Eudora.

He married Margie L. (Welch) Coleman on Sept. 20, 1942, in Adrian, Mo. She died Aug. 4, 1977.

Survivors include two sons, Gene R. Ford, Kansas City, Mo., and Roger A. Ford, Lawrence; two daughters, Carol K. Smith and JoAnn Cook, both of Eudora; a brother, Harley A. Ford, Adrian, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

A sister, Bonnie June Manuel, and a grandchild, Christopher Cook, died earlier.

The family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society or Family of Faith Church, sent in care of the funeral home.

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