Ronald Dean “Ronnie” Gordon, 74, Chanute, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and his special pet “Walker” on Sunday, July 21, 2013, in Chanute.
Ronnie was born on Nov. 8, 1938, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of E.J. and Faye (McCauley) Gordon. Ronnie lived in Rose Hill helping his dad on the family’s dairy farm until the age of nine. The family then moved to Yates Center where they made their home.
In the early 1960s the family began the building of Blackjack Cattle Company just north of Yates Center. Ronnie attended schools in Yates Center and graduated from Yates Center High School. Working at Blackjack Cattle Company kept Ronnie busy, after high school he continued to operate the cattle company. Ronnie was blessed with five children: Kim, Carol, Craig, Dina and David. Later on Aug. 1, 1979, Ronnie met and married Marsha (Moskoy), the couple was blessed with nearly 34 years of marriage.
During Ronald’s life he was involved in the Yates Center community serving as president on the school board, and the Woodson County Sheriff’s Reserve Department and Civil Defense Unit. He and Marsha resided in Chanute for a good part of their lives and he was a member of the American Legion Post No. 170 as well as First United Methodist Church in Chanute. Ronnie also served 11 years in the National Guard.
Ronald Dean Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Kim (Gordon) Powers and Carol (Gordon) Benson and one granddaughter, Grace Gordon. He is survived by his loving wife Marsha (Moskoy) Gordon, Chanute; his children, Craig Gordon and wife Kathy, Olathe, Dina (Gordon) Morrison and husband Steve, Yates Center, David Gordon and wife Dana, Shawnee, and step-daughter Dawn Ramey and husband Brad, Goddard. Ronnie is also survived by 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, as well as three more great-grandchildren on the way; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Ronald are planned for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., at United Methodist Church in Yates Center. Burial will follow in Yates Center Cemetery. No formal visitation is planned. Ronald will lie in state this afternoon prior to the service, at Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center. The family suggests memorials be made to the Neosho County Memorial Fund (Neosho County Hospital) or the “Friends For Life,” of Yates Center. The memorials may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.
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