|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1897|
|Death: ||Aug. 24, 1978|
Charles Arthur "Art" Ewing, 80, longtime farmer died Thursday afternoon, August 24, at Spring View Manor, Conway Springs, where he had been a patient since June 24, he suffered a stroke early in the spring while he and Mrs. Ewing were still at their winter home in New Mexico.
He was born September 25, 1897, near Sterling, Kansas, to Mr. and Mrs. William Ross Ewing. At the age of eight years the family moved by covered wagon to Jetmore, and in 1911, they moved to a farm on Slate Creek near Conway Springs. He attended Conway Springs public schools.
On July 10, 1920, he was united in marriage with Marie Jones at her parents' farm home where they have since lived, celebrating 58 years of marriage.
Mr. Ewing was a lifetime wheat and dairy farmer. In 1954, he was honored as Sumner County Wheat King. He has served as president of the Kansas Jersey Cattle Club. For many years he was a community 4-H leader. For his many years of service, he was later honored as a Kansas state 4-H leader. He was a veteran of World War I and a charter member of A. Tom Kirk Post #265 American Legion, Conway Springs.
As a member of the Viola Baptist church he served for many years as a faithful, working member of the Board of Trustees until his health no longer permitted.
On their later years the Ewings spent the winter months in New Mexico.
Besides his being a loving husband and father, he was counted as a friend by many people of the Viola and Conway Springs communities and by the Ewings' many friends in New Mexico.
He was survived by his wife of the home. Two daughters: Ann (Mrs. Carle) Dix of Winfield, and Lois (Mrs. Bernard) Cartmell of Ann Arbor, Michigan and one son Don of Conway Springs. One brother Ross Ewing of Santa Fe, N.M., two grandsons: Dr. Michael Dix of Overland Park, Kan., and John Ewing of Conway Springs, two granddaughters, Kathleen Pittman of Upland, Calif. And Julie Ewing of Conway Springs.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 26, from the First Baptist church, Viola, with Rev. John Bliss, pastor of the First Baptist church, Clearwater, officiating. Pianist was Mrs. Anna Stinson and soloist was Dale Fulkerson who sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In the Garden." Casket bearers were Keith Dalborn, Frank Konecny, Robert Gerlach, David Schurle, Milton Robbins, and Fonzy Robertson. Interment was in the Viola Cemetery, Viola. Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial was established in memory of Mr. Ewing for the American Heart Association and local libraries.
William Ross Ewing (1871 - 1941)
Anna C. McClure Ewing (1866 - 1953)
Marie Jones Ewing (1894 - 1985)
Anella Ewing Grigsby (1921 - 2013)*
Plot: Row 4, Grave 20
Created by: Bill Pennington
Record added: Jan 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24151358
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