Lewis Eugene Harding
Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home
Lewis Eugene (Turk) Harding, 96 years of age, of Concordia, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Marquis Place in Concordia.
He was born on December 14, 1916 in Pratt County to Lyman T. and Lillie (Cirkle) Harding of Isabel.
He graduated from Isabel High School in 1936 and worked on a farm for five years. In 1942 he married Lois Darlene Mease and they had two wonderful children, Eugenia Lee (Genie) and Sammy Wayne (Sam).
In 1942 Turk began a career with the Western Light and Telephone Company in Medicine Lodge. The following April he was transferred to Harper. He was transferred in 1953 to Concordia as power company superintendent for northern Kansas. Turk retired in 1981 after 40 years of service.
As an avid golfer, it was fitting that Turks second career was the grounds keeper at the Concordia Country Club where he worked for 10 years. He was also a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church, the Harper Masonic Lodge, the American Legion Club, and the Moose Lodge.
Turk is survived by:
Son: Sam and wife Jacquie of Chicago, Illinois
Granddaughter: Angela DeCoursey and husband Mark of Lenexa Son-in-law: Dave Schafer of Kansas City, Missouri
Grandson: Phillip Ruth of St. Louis, Missouri
Five great-grandchildren: Samuel, Nicholas, and Megan DeCoursey, and Alex and Nick Ruth
Sisters: Leona Muth of Wichita and Lois Marie Hare of Kimberling City, Missouri
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Genie; his parents; and five brothers, Vernon, Ralph, DeWayne, Lloyd, and Dean.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, November 15, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Concordia with Rev. Tessa Zehring officiating.
Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Concordia.
Visitation will be held from 9 AM to 9 PM Thursday, November 14, 2013 with family greeting friends from 6:30 to 8 PM in the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia is in charge of arrangements.