Community-minded resident will be missed
The city of Tonganoxie lost a great philanthropist and volunteer last week with the death of Earl W. Parsons.
Mr. Parsons was a true friend to 4-H and to farm organizations in the county and state. He knew the value to the community of VFW Park, so he donated funds to construct the pedestrian bridge over the creek. He spent hours, working with other Tonganoxie Community Historical Society members, at the local historic site.
Each summer, at the Leavenworth County Fair in Tonganoxie, Mr. Parsons took in all the sites and sounds. And he'd stop to eat at the Leavenworth County 4-H food stand, dedicated in his honor.
His benevolence even stretched to Rock Springs 4-H Camp south of Junction City, where Parsons' donations meant construction of buildings for 4-H'ers.
The community will miss Earl W. Parsons.