Donald ‘Don’ Sloop, 88, Lyndon: Jan. 28, 1930 – Dec. 18, 2018

LYNDON, Kan. – Donald “Don” Sloop, 88, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. He was born on Jan. 28, 1930, in rural Lyndon, Kan., the son of Lyle and Berneita Fanning Sloop.

Don had lived all of his life in and around the Lyndon community. He graduated from Lyndon High School in 1949.

Don was a farmer and stockman, and owned and operated Sloop Sales and Service near Lyndon for 30 years. Don served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Church, the Future Farmers of America, and the National Farmers Organization. He served on the Olivet and Valley Brook township boards and the rural water board, and was a Vermeer Master Dealer in 2002.

On March 13, 1954, Don was married to Frances Borgelt, in Kansas City, Mo.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, on Sept. 1, 2017; a son, Scott Sloop; his parents, Lyle and Berneita; a son-in-law, Cliff Alexander; a sister, Jean Burns-Johnson; an infant sister, Rose Anne Sloop; a niece Jima Hope; and a nephew, Cory Sloop.

Don is survived by his six children, Diane Alexander, of Topeka, Sandra (Mark) Silver, Pulaski, Tenn., David (Carla) Sloop, Lyndon, Lynda (Robert) Farwell, Lyndon, Leeanna (Jerry) Remmert, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Susan (Assem) Baayoun, Wichita, Kan.; five brothers, L.D. Sloop, Holton, Kan., Kenneth (Ann) Sloop, Topeka, Bill (Joan) Sloop, Osage City, Kan., Arlon (Frances) Sloop, Kansas City, Mo., and Dale (Pat) Sloop of Bel Air, Md.; four sisters, Evelyn Hope-Jones, Topeka, Eula (Kenny) Nitcher, Pomona, Kan., Norma (Gary) Miller, Lecompton, Kan., and Kathy (Don) Tevis, Emporia, Kan.; and 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial will be in the Melvern Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at the chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association or the Lyndon United Methodist Church, sent in care of the Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at

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