Benjamin H. “Benny” Little, age 79, died Sunday morning, October 23, 2011, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kansas.
He was born March 30, 1932, at Meade, Kansas, the son of Guy and Hazel Olga (Butler) Little. As a young boy he attended the Meade school system, graduating from Meade High School in 1950. After his graduation, he joined the United States Navy, serving overseas during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge, he returned to Meade and began his farming and ranching career.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Meade; a former member of the American Legion; attended the Beam Senior Center; and had served on the First National Bank Board. He enjoyed attending the many sporting events of his children and grandchildren, hunting, playing cards, having coffee with friends and spending time with his family.
On May 27, 1955, he married Alma J. Brown at Meade, Kansas. She precedes him in death on January 9, 2009.
Two sons, Mitch Little and wife Debbie of Meade, Kansas
Mike Reid and wife Sandra of Tacoma, Washington
A daughter, Melva Little of Kinsley, Kansas
Six grandchildren Two great-grandchildren
He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; and a sister, Minnie Arlene Haskins on April 3, 2009.
Celebration of Life services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at the First Baptist Church, Meade, with the Reverend Gordon Paulsen presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the Beam Senior Center in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com