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Mr. Fay Howard LaFarge

Sunday, August 6, 2006

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Mr. Fay Howard LaFarge, 86, of rural Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Monday, July 31, 2006, at his home. He was born April 17, 1920, in Bloomfield, Neb., the son of Floyd Allen "Bud" and Ella L. Clark LaFarge. He married Edith L. Main, March 29, 1941, in Butler, Mo.

Fay served in the U.S. Air Force from 1943-'46 in the 93rd Bombardment Squadron. He moved to Bourbon County, Kan., in 1957, from Linn County, Kan., and has farmed all of his life. He was a member of Community Christian Church, and of the V.F.W. He enjoyed his farm, hunting, and his grandchildren.

Fay is survived by his wife, Edith, of the home; a son, Duain Lafarge of Fort Scott; two daughters, Mrs. Randy (Arita) McAllister of Fort Scott, and Mrs. Mark (Karan) Headley of Reeds Spring, Mo.; a sister; Edna Herring of Hume, Mo.; eight grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; and five great-grandsons. In addition to his parents, Fay was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Royer, Bonive Burrus, and Darlene Farrell; and two brothers, Rupert LaFarge and Buddy LaFarge.

The Rev. Kevin Moyers conducted funeral services at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Community Christian Church, Fort Scott. Burial was at the Fort Scott National Cemetery. Military honors were provided by the U.S. Air Force.

Memorials may be made to the Community Christian Church and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

Online condolences may be emailed to expressions@konantz-cheney.com.