Philip Paul Kingston, 60, of Washington, KS, died December 29, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Friday, January 2, 2009 at the United Methodist Church in Washington. Pastor Randy Jellison-Knock and Pastor John Wright officiated. Gay Lynn Manning played the organ while the congragation sang "Hymn of Promise". Pastor Randy Jellison-Knock sang "Puff the Magic Dragon". Other music included "Angels Among Us". Pallbearers were Gary Hatesohl, Todd Nutsch, Caleb Acree, Luke Acree, Roger Hiesterman, Randy Hiesterman, Loren Louderback and Harry Louderback. Honorary pallbearers were David Fischer, Dale Bond, Dr. Dale Hiesterman, Kirk Crome, Ron Scott and Jerry Scheve. Burial was in the Washington City Cemetery. Philip was born March 22, 1948 in Canton, NY, the son of Lloyd and Marian Porter Kingston. His elementary and high school years were spent in the Madrid-Waddington School in Madrid, NY. He attended Canton Agriculture and Technical College in Canton, NY. After 2 years he transferred to Kansas State University and graduated with a BS and MS in agriculture education. He taught agriculture science at Valley Heights High School, Jewell High School and Washington High School in north central Kansas. He was the local FFA Advisor, a District Advisor, Kansas FFA Foundation Treasurer, and past KVATA President. Since his retirement in 1998 he has been actively involved in the Washington First United Methodist Church, River Valley Extension Council, Washington Lions Club, and the Marshall/Washington Co. Gideons. He also served many years as president and secretary of the Washington County Fair Board. On May 30, 1976 he married Sandra J. Saint at the Salem United Methodist Church in Jewell, KS. They had two daughters, Sarah Ann of Topeka, and Kathryn Emolyn of Lawrence. They all survive. Other survivors include one brother, Donald Kingston and wife Linda of Bucks Bridge, NY; and nieces and nephews in New York. He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, David; one sister, Eileen; and an uncle, Paul Kingston. A memorial fund has been designated to the Washington Co. FFA Chapter or the National FFA Foundation. Contributions may be sent in care of the funeral home.
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