George Ensminger


September 11, 2012 - 12:00 AM

George William Ensminger Jr., 85, Emporia, died on Sept. 9, 2012, at the Emporia Presbyterian Manor.

George was born Nov. 4, 1926, in LaHarpe, the son of George William Sr. and Pauline Ruth Phillips Ensminger. He married Carol Remsberg on May 24, 1947, in Iola. She survives.

He also is survived by a son, John R. Ensminger, Augusta, Ga.; daughters, Linda Ensminger, Fredonia, and Cheryl and husband Bob Protheroe, Emporia; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ernest (Corky) Ensminger.

George was an electrician at Dolly Madison for 15 years, then worked at Mark II Lumber for 11 years before retiring. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Emporia. From 1944 to 1946 he served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the Ball-McColm Post No. 5 American Legion, Emporia.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home. The service will be conducted by Pastor Jeannie Jensen of First United Methodist Church with military honors by Ball-McColm Post No. 5 American Legion. Cremation will follow the service. Memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church or Friendship Meals can be sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at 


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