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November 13th, 2019

ralph hitchcockRalph Lavon Hitchcock, 85, died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Minneola Long Term Care Unit in Minneola.  

He was born May 25, 1932 to Story and Jane Hitchcock in Haviland. 

He married Mary L. Reed Aug. 14, 1953 in Dodge City. She preceded him in death June 28, 1993.

He graduated from Haviland High School in 1950.  

He served in the U. S. Army from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean War.  

He served as a reserve police officer for the Liberal Police Department.

He was a supervisor in the gas control department for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company for 32 ½ years, retiring in 1987. 

He was self-employed in the construction industry, plumbing industry, farming and trucking industry.  

He enjoyed the mountains, fishing and spending time with his family. 

Survivors include daughter, Rhonda Wiens and husband, Spencer, Meade; three grandchildren: Brady Wiens and wife, Callie, Kendall Moser and husband, Bryan, and Stacey Hitchcock and fiancée Mellisa Webb; and six great-grandchildren: Jackson and Hayden Moser, Ember and Destry Wiens, and Trever and Blake Hitchcock.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; sons, Duane and Jason Hitchcock; and sister, Mary Katherine McNamara.

• Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Liberal Cemetery in  Liberal with Pastor Erin Rush of the Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church in Liberal presiding. Military Honors will be presented by the Liberal American Legion Post #80. 

There will be no public viewing or visitation. 

Memorials are suggested to the Minneola Long Term Care Unit in care of the Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901. 

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