|Birth: ||Apr. 8, 1928|
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 2002|
Ray Eugene Ankrom, 74, of Burden, died Dec. 22, 2002, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Miles Funeral Service. Burial will be in Burden Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday. The family will greet visitors between 6 and 8.
A memorial has been established with the Athletic Scholarship Fund through the Commercial Federal Bank.
Ankrom was born April 8, 1928, in rural Cambridge, to Opal (Hendrickson) and Owen Ankrom. He was raised and educated in Cambridge, except for his sophomore year when he attended Winfield High School. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1946. Following graduation he worked for the City Service of Burden.
From 1949 to 1959 he served 18 months in the U.S. Navy on the USS Henrico.
On March 24, 1951, he married Mary Jordan in Wichita. They made their home in Winfield.
Ankrom worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and later at Smith & Moon at Strother Field. In 1955 he and his wife moved to Burden. There he began farming and also worked as a machinist at Boeing in Wichita.
From 1970 to 1987 Ankrom and his wife owned and operated Ankrom's Market in Burden. After they sold the business in 1987, he returned to Boeing and worked there until he retired in 1992.
Ankrom was a member of the Burden Masonic Lodge and he had served as vice president of the Burden Fair Association. He coached his son's baseball teams from Pee-Wee through Babe Ruth and also coached fifth and sixth-grade girls' basketball.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ankrom, Burden; a son, Hal Ankrom, Winfield; three daughters, Sheila Otto, Burden, Renee Womacks, Peck, and Cindy Mays, Winfield; a brother, Arthur Ankrom, Winfield, and eight grandchildren.
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