Melvin E Alford

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Melvin E Alford

  • Birth 27 Nov 1925 Leanna, Allen County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 11 Aug 2010 Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Wilson County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 56949646

Aug. 12, 2010 - Chanute, KS

Melvin E. Alford, 84, Augusta, Kansas, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.

He was born on Nov. 27, 1925 at Leanna, Kansas, to Henry and Minnie (McCollough) Alford.

He graduated from Chanute High School with the Class of 1943.

He was a farmer and raised cattle.

He served his country during the Korean Conflict.

He was united in marriage to Opal H. Olson on April 22, 1962 at Vilas Bethel Lutheran Church, Wilson County, Kansas.

On returning from Korea, he was a fulltime aircraft mechanic until his retirement in 1985. Melvin is retired from Civil Service and the Kansas Air National Guard at McConnell Air Force Base.

He is survived by his wife, Opal, of the home; sister Golda Mae Richter; step-mother Claribel Alford, of Chanute, KS; numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, and
nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

He was a member and elder at the First Christian Church of Augusta, KS, and he sang in the choir. He was also a member of the VFW in Chanute post 1654, and the American Legion #170, Chanute.

Funeral will be Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at the First Christian Church, Augusta, KS. Burial will be at Vilas Bethel Cemetery, rural Chanute, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to Harry Hynes Hospice and Augusta First Christian Church.

Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta, Kansas is in charge of arrangements.






  • Created by: TiogaRose
  • Added: 11 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56949646
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Melvin E Alford (27 Nov 1925–11 Aug 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56949646, citing Vilas Bethel Cemetery, Wilson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by TiogaRose (contributor 46543416) .