David Cunningham


July 8, 2016 - 12:00 AM

David Lee Cunningham, 64, Iola, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at his home.

David was born Aug. 26, 1951, in Colony, the son of Roy Melvin and Cecile “Mary” (Dreibelbeis) Cunningham. He attended school in LaHarpe, Iola and Humboldt before serving in the U.S. Navy. Following his discharge from the service he made his home in the Iola area, where he worked in the oil fields and worked construction. David married Clara Boler, and they had two children and later divorced.

His memberships included the Iola American Legion and Iola Elks. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his two children, Nicki Ann Gossett, Iola, and Joshua David Cunningham, Shawnee; two grandchildren, Kenleigh and Marlee Westhoff; and four siblings, Russell Cunningham, Parkersburg, W.Va., Martha Burton and Linda McDaniel, both of Paola, and Sandy Cramer, Humboldt. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Melba Rae Cunningham and son-in-law, Judd Gossett.


Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service in Iola. Inurnment will be in the Moran Cemetery at a later date. To leave a condolence online, go to www.iolafuneral.com. 

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