LEWIS EUGENE "TURK" HARDING

 LEWIS EUGENE "TURK" HARDING
 Lewis Eugene "Turk" Harding, 96 years of age, of Concordia, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Marquis Place in Concordia. He was born on Dec. 14, 1916, in Pratt County, Kan., to Lyman T. and Lillie (Cirkle) Harding of Isabel. He graduated from Isabel High School in 1936 and worked on a farm for five years. In 1942 he married Lois Darlene Mease and they had two wonderful children, Eugenia Lee "Genie" and Sammy Wayne "Sam." In 1942 Turk began a career with the Western Light and Telephone Company in Medicine Lodge. The following April he was transferred to Harper. He was transferred in 1953 to Concordia as power company superintendent for northern Kansas. Turk retired in 1981 after 40 years of service. As an avid golfer, it was fitting that Turk's second career was the groundskeeper at the Concordia Country Club where he worked for 10 years. He also was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church, the Harper Masonic Lodge, the American Legion Club and the Moose Lodge.
 Turk is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Sam and wife Jacquie of Chicago, Ill.; granddaughter, Angela DeCoursey and husband Mark of Lenexa; son-in-law, Dave Schafer of Kansas City, Mo.; grandson, Phillip Ruth of St. Louis, Mo.; five great-grandchildren, Samuel, Nicholas and Megan DeCoursey, and Alex and Nick Ruth; two sisters, Leona Muth of Wichita and Lois Marie Hare of Kimberling City, Mo. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Genie; his parents; five brothers, Vernon, Ralph, DeWayne, Lloyd and Dean.
 Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Concordia with the Rev. Tessa Zehring officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Concordia. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, with family greeting friends from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia is in charge of arrangements.

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