Newton-Elrie Mayfield Kinser, 101 died Tuesday December 17, 2013 at Presbyterian Manor in Newton, Kansas. He was born June 16, 1912 in Stevens County, Kansas the son of William and Blanche Cook Kinser. He was married to Myrtle Wheeler on March 25, 1934 at the Bethel Friends Church. They moved many times during the early years of their marriage finding work with different farmers. In 1945 they settled with their family and farmed in Stevens County, Kansas, until their retirement in 1977 to Haviland, Kansas. They moved to the Presbyterian Manor in Newton in 2007. Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Mary Ann Kinser, Sun City West, Arizona, Merl and Eunice Kinser, Coyle, Oklahoma, Delmar and Phyllis Kinser, Newton, Irvin and Jean Kinser, Bonner Springs, Kansas, 9 grandchildren, brothers, Floyde, Loyde, Arlie and Trulin Kinser, sisters, Fern Elam. Loene Berry, Hope Dunlap and Stella Hart. Elrie was preceded in death by wife, Myrtle Aug. 16, 2009, brothers Leroy, Robert and Leslie and sisters Fay Wheeler and Grace Morford. Funeral services and celebration of Elrie’s life will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Haviland Friends Church, Haviland, Kansas. Burial will be in Haviland Cemetery, Haviland. A visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Fleener Funeral Home, Greensburg. Memorials are suggested to Gideon’s international and Barclay College in care of Fleener Funeral Home, 514 S. Main St., Greensburg, Kansas, 67054.
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