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Edgar Chisum

October 7, 1922 — March 13, 2015

Lifelong Wallace County, Kansas resident Edgar Von Chisum, 92, died Friday, March 13, 2015.

He was born October 7, 1922, at Sharon Springs, Kansas, the son of Edna Faye (Abernathy) and Ira Edgar Chisum.  He graduated from Wallace County Community High School in Sharon Springs.  From November 6, 1942 through December 27, 1945, he served his country in the United States Army, enlisting with the Cavalry, and when it dissolved, he then became a paratrooper.  His lifetime work was ranching, running a cow-calf operation for many years.  When times were tough, he worked in the hard rock mine in Climax, Colorado, and on the bridge gang in Western Kansas.  He returned to full-time ranching in the late 1950s.  After retirement from cow-calf, he ran steers for Century Feeders, which he loved.

On May 31, 1947, he and Shirley D. Perry were married at Sharon Springs and they made their home in Wallace County.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars—Jerome Dechant Post 6844 and National Rifle Association.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife Shirley Chisum, who died January 4, 2006.

Surviving family includes three daughters Cyndee Hoss and her husband Dewey of Sharon Springs; Becky Poe and her husband Kenn of Sharon Springs; Kriss Wahlmeier and her husband Jerry of Sharon Springs; one son Jeff Chisum of Sharon Springs; four grandchildren Heather Gerlits and her husband Ty; Tanner Poe and Kelly; Tanna Smith and her husband Stuart; Aften Gardner and her husband Beau; eight great-grandchildren Chisum Annie Goodwin, Ellie Dell Goodwin, Jessie Smith, Andrew Smith, Jay Smith, Zoey Gardner, Charlotte Gardner, and Savannah Poe.

The funeral will be Tuesday, March 17, at 1:00 PM MT, at the United Methodist Church in Sharon Springs, with Reverend Paul McNall and Pastor Keith Anglemyer officiating.  Burial, with military honors, will be in the Sharon Springs Cemetery.

Friends may share their respects on Monday, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM MT, at Koons Funeral Home in Sharon Springs.

Memorials may be designated to the Rural Fireman's Association, and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211 N Main, Goodland, KS   67735-1555.

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