Stanley Lee Brittingham, 84, Nevada, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, following a brief illness. Stanley was born in Pleasanton, Kan., Nov. 19, 1923, to Sherman Arthur Brittinghan and Bertha Matilda Burke Brittingham. He was married Nov. 13, 1943 in Butler, to Bertha Louise Evans. She preceded him in death March 11, 2008, after their marriage of 64 years.
Stanley resided in Nevada, most of his adult life. He served in the United States Navy from 1941 to 1943. He joined the Nevada Police Department in 1954, serving as patrolman, sergeant and lieutenant. In 1960 he was appointed Chief of Police and served in that position until 1964.
Stanley and Bertha raised six beloved children, Barbara Cubbage, Nevada, Marilyn Mitchell, Independence, Mo., Kaye Brittingham-Murry, Kansas City, Mo., Galen Brittingham, Tulsa, Okla., Thurman Brittingham, Rose Hill, Kan., and Stanley Martin "Marty" Brittingham who preceded his father in death, Aug. 27, 1966; 13 grandchildren, three great-granddaughters and one great-grandson; one brother, Vernon Brittingham, St. Louis, and, one sister Opal Beashore, Iola, Kan.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 12, at Holmes-Brittingham Cemetery in Prescott, Kan., with Dr. William Cox officiating.
Friends may call now and until 10 a.m., on Saturday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
The family suggests that memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Holmes-Brittingham Cemetery in care of Ferry Funeral Home.
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