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George R. Warburton

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George R. Warburton, age 89, entered into rest on October 12, 2020, at the Cloud County Health Center, Concordia, Kansas. He was born on October 16, 1930, in San Pedro, California, to George H. and Margaret H. (Dreeshen) Warburton.
On September 25, 1952, he married Lily L. Cook in Las Vegas, Nevada.
George served in the U.S. Navy for nine years aboard the USS Jason and USS Frank Knox. He then joined the U.S. Air Force for 11 years, retiring honorably in 1968.
George sold insurance for Mutual of Omaha for a short time, before starting his career in law enforcement in Wakefield, Kansas, as an Auxiliary Police Officer. In 1973 the family moved to Clifton, Kansas, where he served as the Chief of Police. He then served as Deputy and as a Police Officer in Beloit, Kansas. In 1977 they moved to Clyde, Kansas, where he became Police Chief and served with the Cloud County Sheriff’s Department. George was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Clyde as a rural mail carrier until his retirement.
George and Lily enjoyed traveling and camping. They were members of the Rising Clouds RV Club.  They traveled throughout the U.S. in their RV meeting and making lots of new friends.
He was a member of the VFW Post #7515 and Masonic Lodge, both of Clyde, and American Legion Post 227, Clifton, as well as the Kansas Peace Officer Association.
He is survived by his wife Lily of Clyde,: son, Bruce Warburton, Wray, Colo.; son, Mike Warburton (Dana), Great Bend, Kan.; daughter, Cindy Derusseau (Mike), Clyde, Kan.; son, Robbin Warburton (Kristi), Las Vegas, Nev.; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margaret, a son, Edward Warburton, and a brother, Harold Warburton.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020, at the Chaput Mortuary, Clyde, with Pastor Bob Burns officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Clyde. Military Honors will be conducted by the VFW Post # 7515 of Clyde and the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2020, at the Chaput Mortuary in Clyde. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to Cappers Foundation, c/o Chaput Mortuary, Clyde. Online condolences may be sent to


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