Claude H. Grammon, 86, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Winfield, KS.
He was born March 15, 1931 in Osborne County, KS, the son of Wardie K. and Doris G. (Barker) Grammon. On August 6, 1960 he was united in marriage to Janice K. Moore in Phillipsburg, KS, they were blessed with two children, Bruce and Wendy. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving from January 1957 to January 1959. Claude was stationed in Texas at the same base and time Elvis was inducted into the Army, he would always comment that the base was just crazy when Elvis showed up to start his tour of service.
Claude and Janice made their home in Smith Center from 1960 to 1976, Claude worked for Boogaarts driving trucks at that time until moving to Arkansas City, KS, to work for Boogaarts there as the produce manager retiring in 1986. In 1988 he and Janice moved to Wichita where they lived until 2014 moving to Winfield where Bruce and his family lived. Claude loved to camp, travel and just be outdoors, he and Janice purchased many different types of campers over the years and camped with their kids throughout their childhood and after. A very important part of Claude's life was being a member of the ISIS Shriner's and the Shriner's Children's Hospital. He loved helping the children at the hospital and selling tickets for the Shriner's Circus to help raise money for the hospital.
Claude is survived by his wife Janice Grammon of Winfield; son Bruce (Ann) Grammon of Winfield; daughter Wendy Grammon of Ottawa; brother Keith (Velda) Grammon of Logan; brother-in-law Billie Lyon of Smith Center; sister-in-law Frankie Grammon of Oregon; two grandchildren, Tim (Lauren) Grammon and Hannah Grammon all of Winfield; one great-grandson, Rylin Grammon of Winfield and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dean Grammon.
A celebration of Claude's life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 1, 2017 at All Faiths Funeral Chapel, Smith Center, KS, with Rev. Byoung Lee officiating. There will not be a public visitation as cremation was chosen. Private family inurnment will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Smith Center. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association or Tisdale United Methodist Church, Winfield, KS.