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Gary Lynn Walton, age 78, of Concordia, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Salina Regional Medical Center, Salina, Kansas.  He was born on June 1, 1940, in Wayne, Kansas, to Byron and Edna (Wood) Walton.

He attended Huron High School in Huron, SD.

Gary married Kathryn G. Voorhees on March 18, 1963, in Huron, SD.  They were happily married for over 56 years.

He was a past member of the Assembly of God Church in Belleville and currently attending the Concordia Wesleyan Church.

He enjoyed singing, playing his guitar, music, and was part of multiple bands, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Gary is survived by his wife, Kathryn, Concordia; five children, Corina Letourneau (Robert), Aurora, KS, Teresa Hernandez (Lorenzo), Graham, WA, Naomi Stromberg, Concordia, KS,  Scott Walton (Amy), Mobile, AL, Crystal Gilkeson (Jason), Concordia, KS; sister, Tonia Stahl, Huron, SD; brother, Dennis Walton, Clyde, KS; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Byron and Edna.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, with Rev. Corey Shipley officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Union Cemetery, Wayne, Kansas.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 1-5 p.m., with family greeting friends from 3-5 p.m., all at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia.

The family suggests memorials to Gary Lynn Walton Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers in care of the funeral home.  For online condolences, please visit


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