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Earl C Hepworth, Jr.

Male 1926 - 2020  (93 years)

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  • Name Earl C Hepworth 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 22 May 1926  Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Apr 2020 
    Buried Donated body to University of Kansas Medical Center for research Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30421  Rossville
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2022 

    Father Earl C Hepworth, Sr. 
    Mother Ella M Barnett Hepworth 
    Family ID F8674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Naomi Jane Taber Hepworth 
    Married 17 Jun 1949 
     1. Victor Hepworth
     2. Nancy Hepworth Ferrell
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2022 15:29:23 
    Family ID F8675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Obituary- Hepworth, Earl
    Obituary- Hepworth, Earl
    Earl Hepworth Passes Away
    Earl C. Hepworth, Jr., 93, passed away April 19, 2020.
    He was born May 22, 1926 to Earl C. Hepworth, Sr. and Ella M. Barnett Hepworth near Burlingame, KS. He graduated from Burlingame High School in 1944.

    He was a Navy veteran. He served as a flight orderly logging 677 hours with the Naval Air Transport Service, Pacific Theatre, during World War II. He was on the USS Missouri He was also in the Naval Reserves.
    Earl farmed in the Dover area since 1946. He was a carpenter and millwright in the Topeka Union over 25 years. Earl was a collector of antique farm equipment and an avid Auction goer.
    He was a member of the Dover Federated Church, the Dover Grange and the American Legion. Earl served on the board of the Rural Water District # 1, the Dover School Board, and was a volunteer caretaker of Echo Cliff Park until he stopped driving. Earl built the shelter, tables and seats, and welded the Echo Cliff sign.
    Earl married Naomi Jane Taber Hepworth on June 17, 1949. She survives.
    Other survivors include: son Victor Hepworth and wife Jo Ann of Dover; daughter Nancy Ferrell and husband Larry of Topeka; 5 grandchildren, Todd Hepworth and wife Jannelle of Topeka; Angelia Hepworth Scholz and husband Troy of Lancaster, KS; Jeff Ensley, Stephanie Ensley, and Stephen Ferrell, all of Topeka; 5 great grandchildren, Kathryn (Katy) Warden, Leigha Bales, Karl Scholz, Shelby Scholz and Carter Hepworth; a cousin, Marjorie Henton, LaJolla, CA; and 2 nephews, Tom Hotchkiss and wife Judith, Perry, KS; and Greg Hotchkiss, Richardson, TX.

    He was preceded in death by his sister, Leone Hotchkiss.
    Per his wishes, his body was donated to Kansas University Medical Center for research.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date due to the Covid-19 virus.