Archive for Wednesday, August 7, 2002

Obituary: Chester E. Spring


August 7, 2002

Services for Chester Spring, formerly of Linwood, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Alden-Harrington Chapel, Bonner Springs. Burial will be at the Bonner Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Spring, 100, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at the Center for Long Term Care in Bonner Springs. He was born Feb. 9, 1902, in Calhoun, Mo. In 1920 he moved to Kansas City, Mo., where he drove a milk route for Borden Dairy. He later drove a streetcar for 18 years. In 1944 Mr. Spring moved to Bonner Springs and farmed in the Bonner Springs, Linwood and De Soto areas until retiring at age 97.

He was well-known for his quick wit and his ability to tell colorful stories from the past. He was a member of the De Soto Baptist Church, and the Masonic Lodge in Bonner Springs. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason in Lawrence.

His wife, Bertha L. Spring, died in 1989.

Survivors include a son, Charles Spring, Bonner Springs; and two grandchildren.

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