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Tommy Tompkins

October 2, 1935 — October 6, 2013

Lifelong Sherman County, Kansas resident Tommy Tompkins, 78, died Sunday, October 6, 2013, in Goodland, Kansas, at Good Samaritan Society—Sherman County.
He was born October 2, 1935, at Goodland, the son of Lola (Hosey) and Hoyt Tompkins.  He graduated with the class of 1953 from Sherman Community High School in Goodland.

On June 12, 1954, he and Viola Farnsworth were married at Burlington, Colorado, and they made their home in Sherman County, where they ranched and farmed.  Volunteer activities he had been active in included little league coach, project leader for Glendale Livewire 4-H, and referee for eight-man football games. Boards he served on included Great Plains Electric, ASCS, and Sugar Hills Golf Club, and he was also a member of Lions Club and Goodland Elks Lodge.

Preceding him in death were his daughter Diane Tompkins and his parents.

Surviving family includes his wife Viola Tompkins of Goodland; two daughters Valerie Kaup and Wayne Sparks of Amarillo, Texas; Vickie Tompkins and Floyd Stevens of Pueblo, Colorado; and son Mike  Tompkins of Goodland; nine grandchildren Andrew Kaup, wife Stacy, and their children Brody and Brayden, all of St. Francis; Matthew Kaup, his wife Deramie, and their children Bryce, Kaylee, and Ella, all of Fort Collins, Colorado; Angela Luedecke and her husband Travis of Garden City; Heather Hatfield, her husband Chris, and their children Teryn, Tyson, and Hunter, all of Goodland; Julie Tompkins and sons Grant and Sean, all of Wichita; Shaunda Mann, her husband Aaron, and their children Joseph, Jerzie, Hayden, and Lola, all of Goodland; and Thomas Tompkins and his daughter Ayden of Goodland; Philip Daugherty, his wife Kim, and their daughter Lily, all of Gilbert, Arizona; Megan Daugherty and her children Mikaela and Gabriel, all of Aurora, Colorado.

The memorial service will be Saturday, October 12, at 10:30 AM MT, at Koons Chapel in Goodland.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be designated to Hospice Services of Sherman County or Good Samaritan Society—Sherman County, and may be left at the service or mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland, KS  67735-1555.  Online condolences:  www.koonsfuneralhome.com

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