Arthur Sayles

Services for Arthur Sayles, 88, of Lawrence, Kansas formerly of Perry, Iowa will be at 10 AM on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at First Baptist Church Perry, Iowa. Burial will be at Violet Hill Cemetery following the service. Arthur passed away September 22, 2015 at his home in Lawrence. He was born March 23, 1927 in Boone County, Iowa, the son of Marlowe and Hazel Ballentine Sayles. Art graduated from Perry High School in 1945, then served in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War. He was a rural mail carrier for the U. S. Postal Service in Perry where he retired in 1985. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Lawrence. Art married Nora Menz June 6, 1957, and later married Beth Gibler in March 1986.
He is survived by his children Kinda Skea (Stephen) of Lawrence, Kevin Sayles of Gowrie, IA, Keith Sayles of Spring, Texas, Karla Ruest (Jeff) of Dansville, Michigan, Kim Holcomb (Mike) of Harcourt, IA, and Kent Sayles (Nancy) Grimes, IA, eighteen grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Francis Sayles of Sun City, AZ and his sister, Ruth Whitehurst of Clive, IA. Art was preceded in death by his wife, Beth, his parents, a grandson, and an infant brother.
Friends may call from 5-8 on Friday September 25, 2015 at the Carris Funeral Home, Perry. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church Lawrence, Kansas. Online condolences may be sent at
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