Altis Gordon Ferree, 78, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
Altis was born Oct. 3, 1934 in Woodson County, the son of Marcus Ferree and Clara (Diver). Altis grew up in the Woodson County area, attended Yates Center schools and graduated from Yates Center High School in 1952.
After high school Altis married Peggy Dixon on June 1, 1952, at the EUB Church in Yates Center and soon after began his career of farming and construction with his father. Altis and Peggy were blessed with three daughters, Linda, Debbie and Christie. Altis worked for most of his life. He and Peggy owned and operated Ferree Pipe Supply just east of Yates Center for many years.
Upon Altis’ retirement he began to attend the daily meetings of the Liar’s Club in Yates Center as well as having ample time to spend with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; watching them in their various sports and other activities. He truly enjoyed watching softball of all ages. He was also very active in the community. He was a member of 4-H Extension Council, involved in the Woodson County Fair, the local Lions Club, Soil Conservation, Kansas Board of Agriculture, Kansas State Fair Board for 20 years, the Woodson County Historical Society as well as a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Woodson County Farm Bureau and the Woodson County Cooperative Association.
Altis was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife Peggy, Yates Center; his daughters, Linda Old and husband Bill, Yates Center, Debbie Horst and husband John, Caney, and Christie Joyce, Yates Center; six grandchildren, Michael and Casey Old, Alex Horst, Allison (Horst) Davidson and husband Adam, Afton (Horst) Owen and husband Mike, and Ryan Joyce; great-grandchildren, Garrett, Lauryn, and Natilee Davidson and Kale and Addison Owen. Altis is also survived by many other relatives and friends.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center. Burial will follow in Yates Center Cemetery. Visitation is Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. also at Campbell Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Woodson County 4-H Council and “Friends for Life” of Yates Center. Memorials may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.
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