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Wayne Coltrain

d. June 15, 2005

WAYNE O. COLTRAIN Wayne Oliver Coltrain of Clay Center, Kansas, formerly of Neodesha, KS, died Monday evening at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center. He was 82. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2005, at Maple Grove Bethel Church of God. Rev. Les Griffith will officiate. Interment will be in Shelley Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Penwell Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9-11 a.m. The son of Jesse Newton and Fleeta Sweeney Coltrain, he was born in rural Wilson County near Neodesha on March 14, 1923. He attended Hands rural School and graduated from Neodesha High School in 1940. He received both B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural education from Kansas State University and taught vocational agriculture for 31 years at Neodesha High School. He retired from teaching in 1979 and was then involved in vegetable production and the raising of purebred hogs. On November 6, 1948, he was united in marriage to Lois Ann Goodhue in Lawrence, Kansas. She survives at the home. He was an active and lifelong member of the Bethel Church of God and was a former member of the Wilson County Fair Board and the Aamp;H Fair Board. He was also instrumental in establishing Rural Water District IV of which he was a board member and was a loyal supporter of Kansas State University. He moved with his wife to Clay Center in December of 2004. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David Coltrain and wife Elaine of LaCrosse, KS; three daughters, Karen Gutsch and husband Jim of Lenexa, KS, Amy Klayder and husband Paul of Olathe, KS, and Sally Chestnut and husband James of Clay Center, KS; one brother, Charles Coltrain and wife Ruth of Benton, KS; two sisters, Helen Jackson and husband Kenneth of Merced, CA, and Vivian Pierce of Rohnert Park, CA; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents. Memorial contributions may be made to the Maple Grove Bethel Church of God and may be left at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.penwellgabel.com.

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