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Wyatt Carlton

Wyatt Maston Carlton, 79, Le Roy, was surrounded by his family when he went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Iola.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1933, to James Calvin and Minnie Anna Erna (Newman) Carlton, in Caney. He graduated from Caney High School in 1952. He was married to Janice Carr in 1952, and they were later divorced. He married Barbara Ann Walters on Aug. 14, 1955, in Yates Center.
Wyatt spent two years in the Rio Grande Valley, where he owned a used furniture store and auction business. He then owned and operated Banamite Insect Service for 40 years until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army as a cook, and was stationed at Earlange, Germany, 1956-1958.
He was a member of the Scottish Rite, 32nd Degree Mason and Consistory in Fort Scott. He was a member of Neosho Lodge No. 27 AF&AM and Le Roy Chapter No. 83 of the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a deacon and Sunday school teacher at First Christian Church in Le Roy. Wyatt was an active member of the Le Roy community, and the many roles in which he served included president of the Le Roy Homecoming and mayor of the city of Le Roy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, on June 21, 2001. He was also preceded by his parents and by seven brothers and sisters.
Wyatt is survived by three daughters, Candiance Dalesandro, Tulsa, Okla., Roxanna McMath and husband Jerry, Jerusalem, Ark., and Anita Peterson and husband C.J., Le Roy; five grandchildren, Latricia Allison and husband John, Vincent Dalesandro IV, Olivia Dalesandro, Lexi Peterson and Blake Peterson; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; his dear friend and companion, Charlene Knoblock; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church in Le Roy, with burial following at Logue Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation at the church prior to services, at 1 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Carlton will lie in state at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions to First Christian Church of Le Roy or Masonic Lodge No. 27 Scholarship Fund may be sent in care of Jones Funeral Home, P.O. Box 277, Burlington, KS 66839.

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