Warren Dale McCandless 1937 - 2008 Louisburg
Funeral services for Warren Dale McCandless, 70, Louisburg, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Louisburg. Burial with military honors by the U.S. Navy will be in Louisburg Cemetery.Mr. McCandless died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in Rochester, Minn.He was born Dec. 28, 1937, in Ottawa, the son of Wilbert Layton Sr. and Nellie Mae Henry McCandless. Mr. McCandless served in the U.S. Navy from Oct. 18, 1955, to Dec. 17, 1958. He owned and operated McCandless Hide and Wool in Kansas and Nebraska, Tri-States Air Services in Kearney, Neb., Salina Poultry and Mid-Con Meats in Salina. He also worked at many transport services and retired from Stevens Transport Services in Dallas in 2000.He served on the Louisburg City Council from 1995 to 1997 and as mayor of Louisburg from 1997 to 2003. He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post No. 250 in Louisburg. He was a member of the Louisburg Lions Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters and a former member of the Louisburg Rotary. Mr. McCandless served on the board of the Swan River Museum in Paola. He was a member of the Isis Shrine and Salina Masonic Lodge A.F.&A.M in Salina and attended Peace Masonic Lodge of Louisburg. He also assisted with transportation to Shriners Children's Hospital.He married Marjorie Y. Hall on Dec. 7, 1957, in Woodburn, Ore. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Michael W. and wife Kathy, Bennington, and Patrick D. and wife Debra, Lawrence; a daughter, Pamela Dean Soper and husband Ray, Carthage, Mo.; a twin brother, Wayne G., Manhattan, Kan.; a sister, Carolee Burchett, Branson, Mo.; a stepbrother, Wayne Lighthill, North Carolina; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mr. McCandless was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Lydian McCandless; and a brother, Wilbert L. Jr.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Louisburg Chapel, P.O. Box 669, Louisburg, KS 66053.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.penwellgabel.com">www.penwellgabel.com</a>.