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Floyd V. Elder

June 6, 1926 — August 15, 2008

Floyd Vernon Elder, 82, of Morrowville, Kansas, died Friday, August 15, 2008 at Washington, Kansas. A funeral was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 19, at the United Methodist Church in Washington. Pastors Randy Jellison Knock and Bob Elder officiated. Sheila Ouellette was the organist who played the congregational hymn, "Hymn of Promise". The grandchildren sang "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art" Burial was in Washington City Cemetery, Washington. Casket bearers were Tracy Tice, Tim Tice, Paul Tice, Bob Elder, Jeremy Elder, Kenny Elder, Jesse Martin, Stephen Martin, Josh Martin, and Matthew Martin Floyd was born June 6, 1926, near Washington, Kansas, the son of Guy and Inez (Frager) Elder. He attended Hawkeye Country School southwest of Washington and graduated from Morrowville Rural High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Army from February 1945 until December 1946, spending time in Okinawa and Korea. On June 20, 1948, he married Helen Elizabeth Benne at Morrowville, Kansas. They began their married life on a farm southwest of Morrowville. After his mother passed away they moved to the Frager home in 1959. They were blessed with five children. Floyd was a farmer, raising both cattle and hogs. He also drove a school bus, operated a road grader and drove meals to area residents. He was a member of the Morrowville American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Robert Elder; one daughter, Jolene Thompson; and two brothers, infant Gerald Elder and Clyde Elder. Survivors include his wife Helen of Morrowville; two daughters, Nancy Tice and husband Ben of Morrowville, and Sandra Martin and husband Eddie of Stockton; one son, Leslie Elder and wife Judy of Fairbury, NE; two brothers, Russell Elder and wife Mary Alice of Lebanon, Oregon, and Clifford Elder and wife Joanne of Morrowville; one sister, Lois Dickerson and husband Melvin of Sublimity, Oregon; twenty-one grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial fund has been established and contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington, KS. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Floyd V. Elder, please visit our flower store.


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