Cleo Pendlay


October 31, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Cleo Stafford “Strut” Pendlay passed away on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at Pleasant View Home in Inman. He was 91.
Strut was born Nov. 15, 1922 in Yates Center, the son of Louis Benjamin and Eva Belle (Need) Pendlay. Strut was raised in Woodson County and was a resident of Yates Center all his life.
On July 6, 1952, Strut was united in marriage to Vivian (Coy) in Topeka. Shortly after their marriage, the couple was blessed with two daughters, Linda and Christyn. The couple made their home in Yates Center. They were members of the First Christian Church. Strut also enjoyed playing cards with his friends at the Yates Center Senior Center.
Cleo Stafford “Strut” Pendlay was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, May, Ellen and infant Frances; brothers, Tom and Lou, and his wife of 55 years, Vivian, on July 9, 2007. He is survived by his daughters, Linda (Pendlay) Neifert and husband Ron of Yates Center and Christyn (Pendlay) Schroeder and husband Todd of Inman. He also is survived by five grandchildren, Jessica, Nicole, Kellye, Chris and Ronnie; and nine great-grandchildren, Madison, Tyler, Kassie, Madalyne, Courtney, Alli, Jake, Bri and Zander, as well as many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Cleo “Strut” Pendlay are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center. Visitation will be at the funeral home prior to the funeral service, from 1 to 2 o’clock. Burial with military honors will follow at Yates Center Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Yates Center Senior Center and sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home, P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.

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