In memory of
Roger L. Patton
Roger L. Patton, 87, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at the Prairie Haven Nursing Home, Kensington, KS. Roger LaRoy was born January 20, 1924, near Densmore, KS, the son of Roy T. and Ila M. (Cole) Patton. On June 11, 1950 he married Donna M. Chase in Honey Creek, Iowa. To this union a daughter was born, Ila Marie. Later in life Roger and Donna had the privilege of having a foster son Randy, which they always considered their son.
Roger was an Army veteran of WWII serving his country from June 3, 1946 to June 10, 1947 in the Military Intelligence Division as a Special Agent of the Counter Intelligence Corps. After his time in the service, he came back to Kansas and completed his Bachelor's degree at Fort Hays. He started teaching at the high school in Densmore then returned to reside in Cedar, teaching at Athol and Gaylord through the late 1950s, before taking up farming there full-time until his retirement. He was a long time member of the Christian Church of Cedar and of the Solomon Valley American Legion Post 259 at Gaylord. Some of Roger's hobbies were fishing, hunting and he was a master woodworking craftsman.
Roger was preceded in death by his wife Donna on January 6, 2011, his parents and two brothers, Don and Zane Patton.
He is survived by a daughter Ila Marie Virgil and husband Robert of Norton; a son Randy Countryman and wife Callie of Kensington; two sister-in-laws, Redonda Patton of Hill City, KS, and Barbara Townsend of Houston , TX and three grandchildren, Chesney, Jade & Lilli Countryman all of Kensington.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, February 14, 2011 at the All Faiths Funeral Chapel, Smith Center with Pastor Darel Boston Officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Cemetery, Cedar, KS with military honors.
Visitation will be on Sunday, February 13, 2011 from 1:00 P.M. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday, February 14, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral chapel.
Memorials may be given to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Fund or Donorâ€™s Choice. The family has also asked that people donate blood to the American Red Cross when they are able; Roger was an avid donor and strongly believed in giving blood.
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