Eldon E. Folmnsbee, 89, of McPherson and formerly of Wichita, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He worked for Halliburton for over 40 years, retiring from the Wichita division office in 1987. Eldon served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII.
Eldon was born on November 8, 1925, in El Dorado, KS, the son of Chester Edward and Agnes (Ross) Folmnsbee. He graduated from Roxbury High School in 1944. On January 18, 1945, he was united in marriage to Dorothy L. Ade in Gypsum, KS. She preceded him in death on September 19, 2009.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and volunteered at McPherson Hospital and for Meals on Wheels.
Survivors include: son, Gary Folmnsbee (Cathy) of Oklahoma City, OK; daughter, Christine Hudson (Tom) of McPherson, KS; brothers, Homer Folmnsbee (Melba) of Bridgeport, IL and Bruce Folmnsbee (Sarah) of Jacksonville, TX; seven grandchildren, Keri Cupp (Sean) of Shaker Heights, OH, Brad Hudson of McPherson, KS, David Folmnsbee (Danna) of Dallas, TX, Brett Hudson of McPherson, KS, Anna Clark (Dustin) of Garland, TX, Amy Gilkey (Adam) of McPherson, KS, and John Folmnsbee (Geraldine) of Houston, TX; nine great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Christian, & Caleb Cupp, Noah, Henry, Owen, & Madeline Folmnsbee, Finn Gilkey, and Eva Clark.
He was preceded in death by parents, wife, brother, Chester, Jr., and grandson, Andrew Christian Hudson.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, January 16, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Saturday, January 17, 2015, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Karen Rice Ratzlaff officiating. A graveside service will be at 1:30 PM, Saturday, at Temple Church Cemetery in Gypsum, KS.
Memorial donations may be given to First United Methodist Church or The Cedars in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Eldon E. Folmnsbee please visit our Sympathy Store.