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Robert Seley


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: August 5, 1925

Date of Death: April 25, 2008

Birth Place: Dodge City, KS

Death Place: Winfield, KS

Robert Seley

Robert O. Seley, 82, of Winfield, passed away April 25, 2008, at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Winfield. Military committal honors will follow at Highland Cemetery. Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. The family will greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. that evening.

Memorials have been established in Robert’s name for Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and the First Baptist Church. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

Robert was born Aug. 5, 1925, in Dodge City to Oscar and Rachel (Hopper) Seley. He was raised and received his education in Winfield. Robert had just received his honorary high school diploma on Monday, April 21, during a special ceremony held at the Kansas Veterans Home.

A veteran of World War II, Mr. Seley proudly served his country in the United States Navy where he was a radio operator on the USS Thomas S. Nickel.

He was united in marriage to Deloris Ann McEachern on April 20, 1946, in Wellington, before the couple made their home in Winfield. He was employed at the Winfield Daily Courier for over 41 years and had served in nearly every capacity of the mechanical operations area. At the time of his retirement he was the mechanical superintendent.

Robert was a member of the First Baptist Church in Winfield where he remained active and did volunteer work. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He volunteered at William Newton Memorial Hospital, delivered Meals on Wheels and was a former Boy Scout leader. His hobbies included painting his house, woodworking, carpentry, trout fishing and camping.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris on July 26, 1995; his brothers, Norman, Eldon, Delbert and Ronald; and his sister, Beulah Whelchel.

Survivors include his sons: Gary Seley and wife, Sharon, Flagstaff, Ariz., and Steve Seley and wife, Martha, Oklahoma City, Okla.; his daughter, Bonnie Traynor and husband, Warren, Kansas City, Mo.; his brother, Harry Seley, Oklahoma City, Okla.; his grandchildren, Shane Seley, Blane Seley, Kip Traynor and Stacey Traynor Sperry and; his great-grandchildren, Mattie, Vivie, Catherine, Sophie, Robert and Brock.

Published April 28, 2008, in The Winfield Daily Courier, Winfield, KS

Robert Seley
Services were held for Robert O. Seley at 10:30 a.m. May 1 at the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Cheryl Harader officiated. American Legion Post 10 provided military honors.

Honorary casket bearers were Lloyd Craig, Ivan Montandan and Eli Rush.

Casket bearers were Mike Gatewood, Bill Gillig, Blane Seley, Shane Seley, Ryan Sperry and Kip Traynor.

Music included “Amazing Grace” and “Turn Your Eyes Toward Jesus,” performed by David Harader, and “In the Garden,” performed by Steve Seley. The organist was Marilyn Buffum.

Memorials are to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and to the First Baptist Church.

Arrangements were by Miles Funeral Service.

Published May 2, 2008, in The Winfield Daily Courier, Winfield, KS

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