Ervin Gailey, 92, Osage City: May 23, 1926 – May 20, 2019

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Ervin Gailey, 92, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City, Kan. He was born on May 23, 1926, in Rocky Comfort, Mo., the son of Arthur and Ella Routhon Gailey.

Ervin grew up in Gentry, Ark., and had lived in Siloam Springs, Ark., before moving to Osage City in 1960.

Ervin owned and operated Gailey’s Cleaners, at Osage City, from 1960 to 1990. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Osage City American Legion and the Salt Creek Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, Lyndon, Kan.

Ervin married Bonnie Anderson, on March 1, 1952, in Siloam Springs. Bonnie preceded him in death on March 18, 2002. Ervin then married Nancy Deskins, on Feb. 4, 2006, in Lyndon.

Ervin is survived by his wife, Nancy, of the home; son, Clyde Gailey, Osage City; three stepchildren, Charles (Linda) Waldron, Shirley (Charles) Wiley, and Dana Waldron, all of Osage City; and seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Salt Creek Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, 211 Topeka Ave., Lyndon. Private family interment will be in the Alpine Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10 a.m. until service time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salt Creek Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences may be left at

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