OAKLEY – Clarence P. Rudell, 86, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at his home in Oakley.
He was born Sept. 13, 1926, to Matthew and Mary (Pheifer) Rudell in Wallace.
He married Edna Elizabeth Uhrich Aug. 17, 1947. She died May 8, 1998.
He then married Ellen Lou Jennings June 18, 1999. She survives.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a co-owner of R-U Ready Mix and Oakley Excavating until his retirement in 1990.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Oakley VFW and served on the Oakley City Council and on the board for Kansas Ready Mix Association.
He enjoyed collecting coins and old cars, trap shooting, playing cards and going on gambling trips.
He is also survived by his stepsons, Dallas Harman, Salina, and Dustin Harman, Hays; two brothers, Joseph Rudell, Colby, Francis “Sonny” Rudell, Campus; sister, Henrietta Homm, Garden City; seven step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Rudell; and sisters, Jilianna Bruggeman, Waunita Quenzer, Ermalina Vernon.
• Graveside memorial service and burial will be at a later date at the Oakley Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Hospice Services, Inc. in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880.