MEADE – Ronald Dean Stice, 81, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, following a long illness.
He married Wilma Mae Denslow in 1953. She survives.
He worked in the farm industry, and began his service at the Meade Co-op. He later became the General Manager for the Co-op in Satanta.
He then worked for Far-Mar-Co in Hutchinson for four years before returning to Satanta as General Manager for another four and a half years.
He also served as the Operations Manager for the Farmer’s Cooperative Grain in Sterling. He finally retired after 40 years of service.
He served as President and Vice-President of the Kansas Striped Bass Association, Deputy District General of the Lions Club of Southwest Kansas, and as President of the Wilson Lake Housing Association.
He was also nominated twice for Manager of the Year with Farmland Industries, and was Satanta’s ‘Citizen of the Year.’
He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas Grain Dealer’s Association, and a member of the Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mary Wertz Stice; brother, Eugene Stice; sisters, Doris Cope and Betty Bohling; and son-in-law, Charles William Moore, Jr.
Survivors also include son, Kenneth Stice and wife, Bonnie, Hutchinson; daughter, Diane Moore Lawrence and husband, Richard Lawrence, Fort Worth, Texas; brothers, Charles Stice, San Jose, Calif., and Marvin Stice, Meade; sisters: Margaret Capra, Meade, Mabel Ilene Coleman, Postville, Iowa, and Retha Buettgenbach, Olathe; three granddaughters: Adrienne Martin and husband, Thomas, Pineville, La., Courteney Woods and husband, Stephen, Greencastle, Penn., and Vanessa Hamm and husband, Richard, Las Vegas; and five great-grandchildren: Hannah, Garrett, and Aaron Woods, and Anna and Daniel Martin.
• Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary Chapel in Meade with Pastor Thomas Martin presiding.
Burial will take place at the Graceland Cemetery in Meade.
Viewing will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary Chapel in Meade.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Wounded Warriors, or the American Cancer Society.