SHELDON-Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada for George T. McGuire, 90, formerly of Sheldon, who died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Laurie Care Center in Laurie. Rev. Kelley Caldwell will officiate. Burial will be in Sheldon Cemetery.
Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12 noon, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sheldon Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.
The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Lee Vogel and husband Jim, Gravois Mills and Victoria Lynn Burgard, Kansas City, Kan.; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Runion, Independence and Eleanor Ambrose and husband Norman, Louisburg, Kan., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. McGuire was born Sept. 25, 1923, in Iantha, to Clyde Thomas and Susie Belle (Heryford) McGuire. He was reared on numerous farms in the Sheldon area and was a 1942 graduate of Sheldon High School. Following high school he joined the United States Navy and served on the U.S.S. AJAX in the South Pacific during World War II. He lived most of his life in Kansas City, Kan., working jobs in the Kansas City area until retirement from the Union Gas Co. He had also lived in Ft. Scott and Mound City, Kan. and in Laurie for the past 10 years. He was a member of the Westlake Christian Church in Laurie.
He married Patricia Lee Kabler on Dec. 27, 1945, in Fort Scott, Kan. She died Feb. 23, 2014.