Eldon Heath Addy

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January 23, 1915 October 25, 2018
Eldon Addy of Colorado Springs, CO, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2018. He was 103 years old. Born on January 23, 1915, in McClouth, KS, he is survived by his son, Don and his wife Susan, of Colorado Springs; his daughter, Cathryn of Hartford, CT; granddaughters, Meegan Bennett (Adam) of Arvada, CO; Lauren Langfitt (Quentin), Lenexa, KS; and Taylor Addy, Dallas, TX. Survived also by great grand children Mae and Otto Langfitt. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Rumbeck, of Kansas City, MO. He graduated in 1937 from Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS, and later served as a Trustee for 10 years. In 1938 he moved to Detroit, MI, to take a position in the motor freight industry. In 1944, he moved the family to Lawrence, KS where he was the manager of the Bowersock Flour Mill. He relocated to Wichita, KS in 1946 to become sales manager for the Kansas Milling Company, retiring from the milling industry in 1993. Subsequent to his milling career, he took a position with the Wichita Chamber of Commerce and managed the Kansas Junior Livestock Show for 20 years. He was formerly President of the Wichita Rotary Club, and a Rotary District Governor for the State of Kansas. He loved to build things, having built over 75 grandmother and grandfather clocks for relatives, friends, and charities. He dedicated one to the US Army at Ft. Carson, CO, where it still stands today. A private interment ceremony will be held in Ozawkie, KS.
In lieu of flowers, gifts to the Ottawa University Alumni Association Scholarship Fund are preferred.

Published in The Gazette on Oct. 28, 2018
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