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Harold H. Humiston Obituary

Obit from Topeka, Kansas newspaper:

Harold H. Humiston, 82, Topeka, died Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at his home.

Mr. Humiston had been a butcher and meat cutter for C.O. Mammel Co. until 1956, and he served in the Kansas Air National Guard from 1956 until he retired in September 1975.  He served in the Army Air Corps 8th Air Force in England during World War II.

He was born Sept. 15 (should be Sep. 5th), 1915, in Hutchinson, the son of Frank S. and Sally T. Hickman Humiston.  He had lived in Hays, Zenith and South Hutchinson before he moved to Topeka in 1967.

Mr. Humiston was a member of the Congregational Church in Hutchinson and South Knollwood Baptist Church in Topeka.

He married Eleanor Lawman on April 18, 1941.  She died Sept. 30, 1984.

Survivors include a daughter, Norrol Smith, Overland Park;  a brother, Frank Humiston, Hutchinson;  a sister, Anna Mae Byrd, Cassville, Mo.;  and a grandson.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fairlawn Cemetery in Hutchinson.  Mr. Humiston will lie in state after noon today in Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Submitted by
Phyllis Long on October 11, 2003.

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