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Herschel Kincheloe

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Herschel L. Kincheloe, 86, Iola, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Allen County Hospital.
Herschel was born May 25, 1926, at Centerville, the son of Clair and Bernice (Malson) Kincheloe. His mother died when he was two and his father married Opal Peterson. The family made their home in Iola, where he grew up and graduated from Iola High School, class of 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
In 1947, Herschel married Mary Dolores Heeney. They made their home in Iola and LaHarpe. She preceded him in death in 1971. He married Earlene Osborn in 1973 and they later divorced. In 1980, he and Rexy Snave-ly were married and later divorced.
Herschel owned and operated Kincheloe’s Greenhouse in LaHarpe and was a bee keeper. He later operated a greenhouse in Iola. He also worked for Lehigh Portland Cement Company until it closed. He then worked for Allen County. While living in LaHarpe he served as mayor, volunteer fireman and councilman. He was active in 4-H and FFA growing up. He was a member of the VFW in Iola.
He is survived by four daughters, Mary Jo Dickerson and husband John, Iola, Sharon Sigg, Iola, Debra Saichompoo and husband Bruce, Independence, and Donna Jean Dillon, Emporia; five siblings, Barbara Rogers, Dodge City, Marilyn Manbeck, Iola, Jill Creason, Paola, Jane Saferite, Wichita, and Bruce Kincheloe, Duluth, Ga.; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren with one on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, daughter Diana, infant sons David and Darrell, son Duane, brother Ronald, two infant siblings, and his seeing eye dog, Hud.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel, Iola. Funeral service is at 10 a.m., Saturday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel.
Burial will be in LaHarpe Cemetery.
Memorial choice is Iola Public Library and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

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