George Eldon Hackett, 74, Wichita: June 14, 1944 – Jan. 5, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. – George Eldon Hackett was born on June 14, 1944 on a farm east of Melvern, Kan., the son of Milo and Mabel Tompkins Hackett. He departed this life on Jan. 5, 2019, in Wichita, Kan., at the age of 74 years, 6 months and 21 days.

George grew up on a farm southwest of Willow Springs, Mo. In 1969, George moved to Louisburg, Kan., and later to the JC Ranch, Augusta, Kan., and then to the Timbers, Wichita. He had worked as quality control for Center Industries for several years in Wichita.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Milo and Mabel; and a sister, Helen Fleming, in 2000.

George is survived by four brothers, Homer Hackett, of Lake Charles, La., Harlan Hackett, Columbia, Mo., Howard Hackett, Lovington, N.M., and Harvey Hackett, Willow Springs; sister, Donna Jordan, Beatrice, Neb.; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, Kan. Burial will follow in the Melvern Cemetery, Melvern, Kan.

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