Cletis E. Stewart, 90, passed away, Friday, July 18, 2014. He was born in Salina, Aug. 5, 1923. He was a World War II veteran of three years, spending 19 months in the European theater. He spent 195 consecutive days on front line duty.
On Aug. 31, 1947 in Hutchinson, Kansas he married Vesta Lee Carter. Cletis was employed by Beatrice Foods for 22 years and Steffens Dairy for 12 and ½ years. He is preceded in death by his wife Vesta, parents, George W. Stewart and Leah Rose Stewart, brother Willard Stewart and sister Vietta Ediger. He is survived by his daughter Linda Weir (Richard) of Valley Center; son Richard Stewart (Claire Jepson) of Lee Summit, Mo.; sister LaVeda Thorton (Gene) of Texas; grandchildren Richard Weir, Jr. (Tanja), Catherine Vasquez (Frank), Sara Graves (David), Matthew Weir, Jennifer Wright (John), Dena Steward (Jared) and Jamie Stevens (Jon); great grandchildren, Courtney and Victoria Weir, Isaac and Gabbi Graves, Sara Vasquez, Ethan Weir and Bethan Wright.
Memorials may be designated to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 5500 E. Kellogg, Wichita, Ks 67218 and Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple, Wichita, Ks 67209. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 24 at Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple, Wichita. Graveside will be following the service at Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita. Condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerfhvc.com