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Archive for Monday, July 24, 2000

Earl L. Moffitt

July 24, 2000

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Services for Earl L. "Lee" Moffitt, 79, Meriden, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Park-Price Mortuary, Topeka. Military graveside honors will be conducted at the Grantville Cemetery, Grantville.

He died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Moffitt was born May 20, 1921, in Meriden, the son of Charles and Margaret Opal (Davis) Moffitt. He graduated from Mount Hope Grade School and Meriden High School.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Croix de Guerre with Palm, Cood Conduct Medal, Bronze Service Arrowhead and several other medals.

He worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company for 31 years and was a member of Local 307 United Workers Union. He also farmed and ran a dairy in Meriden.

Mr. Moffitt was a member of the American Legion Post No. 225 of Ozawkie, the Meriden Lodge No. 236, A.F.&A.M., the Meriden Community Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10815. He was a past member of the Meriden Threshing Assn.

He married Adalee Cunning Clark Dec. 25, 1956, in Meriden. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include one daughter, Beverly Adams Goodyear, Meriden; one son, Carrol Clark, Colony; two brothers, Charles Jr., Oskaloosa, and Lonnie, Topeka; one sister, Goldie Johnson, Phoenix; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka. The family will receive friends from 7 pm. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The family suggests memorials to the Meriden First Responders, sent in care of Tom Persing, 5146 94th Street, Meriden 66512 or the Valley Falls Rescue Unit, Valley Falls 66088.

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