Archive for Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Obituary: George Newton Chaffin


May 21, 2003

Graveside services for George Newton Chaffin, 85, Kansas City, Kan., will be at be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan.

Mr. Chaffin died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center, Tonganoxie. He was born July 25, 1917, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Timothy and Edith (Clark) Chaffin.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Lions Club International, Kansas City, Kan. He was a Methodist. Mr. Chaffin worked as a linotype operator and printer for the Kansas City Kansan and had owned Dormois Type Shop, both of Kansas City, Kan.

On June 20, 1942, he married Vivian B. Miller. She died in 1999. A son, Raymond Kent (Skip) Chaffin died in 1994.

Survivors include a daughter, Gwen Vassar, Tonganoxie; a sister, Ruby Orrick, Kansas City, Kan.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, handled arrangements.

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