In memory of
Irwin L. Gedney
Irwin L. Gedney, 94, passed away Monday, January 23, 2012 at the Smith County Memorial Hospital, Smith Center, KS.
Irwin was born August 14, 1917 in Bellaire, KS, the only child of Michael A. and Muriel (Myers) Gedney. On November 3, 1940 he married Jean Rhudy in Elbert County, Colorado. To this union three children were born, Michael, Donna and Melissa.
Irwin was a proud Army veteran of WWII serving from July 29, 1942 to October 22, 1945. He was stationed in North Africa for three years of his four year enlistment. After being discharged from the Army, Irwin came back to Smith County where he farmed raising dairy cows, hogs, wheat, corn, milo and alfalfa.
He was a member of the Gaylord Community Church, past member of the Gaylord American Legion, Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, Shriners, Christian Layman and board member of Gaylord rural schools.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Jean Gedney of Gaylord; a son Michael Gedney and wife Rita of Salina; two daughters, Donna Muck and husband James of Gaylord, Melissa Freeman and husband Butch of Belen, NM; four grandchildren, Ryan Gedney and wife Jennifer of Kansas City, MO, Jeff Muck of Gaylord, Christine Wester and husband Brian and Becky Freeman all of Albuquerque, NM; and two great granddaughters, Nora and Elise Gedney of Kansas City, MO.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2012 at the All Faiths Funeral Chapel, Smith Center, with Pastor Linda Kemp officiating. Burial will be in the Gaylord Cemetery, Gaylord, KS with military honors. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. until service time at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asked the memorials be given to the Christian Layman Fund and/or Gaylord Community Church in care of the chapel.
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