Darrell L. Winfrey, age 82, of Plains KS, died Friday evening, April 27, 2012, at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas.
He was born January29, 1930, at Plains, Kansas, the son of William E. and Alice Louise (Shuman) Winfrey. As a young boy he attended the Pleasant Home School later attending Plains Elementary and Plains High School. After high school he attended the Wentworth Military Academy.
On March 16, 1952, he married Vera Mae Harris at the United Methodist Church, Plains, Kansas. After their marriage, he worked as a supervisor for the Meade County Weed Department. During this time he also worked as a custom cutter until 1961. In 1954 the couple moved to Sublette, Kansas. In the 1955 they returned to Meade County where they have made their home north of Plains and continued his farming career.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church,, serving on various committees; treasure for the Mertilla Township for twenty-eight years; on the Plains Credit Union Board for eighteen years; and an honorary chapter farmer of the FFA. His passions in life were farming, camping, and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by:
His wife, Vera Mae Winfrey of rural Plains, Kansas
His children, Carla Kay Nosekabel and husband Mike of Plains, Kansas
Leon Winfrey and wife Nancy of rural Plains, Kansas
Troy Winfrey and wife Tammie of rural Plains, Kansas
Three brothers, Larry Winfrey and wife Mickey of rural Plains, Kansas
Gordon Winfrey and wife Eldena of rural Plains, Kansas
James Winfrey and wife Karen of Plains, Kansas
Two sisters, Carol Palmer of Dodge City, Kansas
Joy Brackey of Dodge City, Kansas
Grandchildren, Aaron Nosekabel, Jacki Clausen, Stachia and Phillip Conway, Cheyenne
and Shane Cox, Dustin and Kasie Winfrey, Weston and Jennifer Winfrey, Teddi and Kyle Winslow, Wade Winfrey, and Paige Winfrey
Great-grandchildren, Jake and Jenna Sorensen, Kailyn Conway, Brooklyn and Conner Cox
Dalton and Dyson Winfrey
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the United Methodist Church, Plains, with the Reverend Keith Schadel presiding. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade, Kansas. Interment will follow in the Plains Cemetery, Plains.
The family would welcome memorials to the United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com