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Charles "Chuck" Duncan McPhail

September 12, 1926 ~ July 26, 2007 (age 80)
Charles Duncan McPhail Strong City Dateline Charles "Chuck" Duncan McPhail, 80, died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at Via Christi-St. Francis in Wichita, Kansas. A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 10:00 A.M. at the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, with The Rev. John Hastings of the Strong City United Methodist Church officiating. Interment, with military honors by a Fort Riley honor guard and by Read Elwell, bagpiper, will be held at Prairie Grove Cemetery, rural Cottonwood Falls. The son of Ross and Ethel O’Clair Jones McPhail, Charles Duncan McPhail was born September 12, 1926, at Saffordville, Kansas. He served in the United States Army in Korea and Europe. He and Norma Lee Wiebrecht McLinden were married November 6, 1995, in the Chase County Courthouse, at Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. He was employed as an aerospace engineer with the North American Rockwell Co. and retired in 1987. He was active in the community having served as a Silver-Haired Legislator and as a Site Assessor with the Area Agency on Aging. He was a member of the Strong City United Methodist Church, the Chase County All-Veterans Memorial Committee, and the American Legion of Strong City. He enjoyed reading and working on family geneology. He is survived by wife, Norma, of the home; a daughter, Glenna Stewart of Strong City, KS., three brothers: Ross McPhail of Republic, Missouri, Howard McPhail of Ames, Iowa; and Robert McPhail of Norfolk, Virginia;two step-children: Brad McLinden and Kathy Messman; and three step-grandchildren: Amy Brooks, Jeff Messman, and Jarrod Phillips. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Ellsworth McPhail, a granddaughter, Jessica Stewart; two brothers: Milton McPhail and Harry McPhail; a sister, Phoebe Shindeldecker; and a step-son, Bryan McLinden. Friends may call at the funeral home, Sunday, noon until 8:00 P.M., Monday, 9:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M., and Tuesday, 9:00 A.M. until service time. The obituary is available and condolences may be sent to the family, on-line at Memorial contributions to the Chase County All-Veterans Memorial or the Strong City United Church and sent in care of the funeral home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS. 66845.
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