Ronald Dwain Presley, 70, Madison: June 26, 1949 – Aug. 30, 2019

MADISON, Kan. – Ronald Dwain Presley, 70, of Madison, Kan., passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at a Wichita, Kan., hospital. He was born June 26, 1949, in Rickman, Tenn., the son of A.P. and Beulah Copeland Presley.

He moved with his family to northeast Kansas when he was 14 years old. Ron developed a strong lifelong work ethic as a young man. At the age of 16 he went out on his own and took a job at a local apple orchard and later at a local cheese factory.

In May 1970, he married Glenda Eccles. They were the parents of two daughters, Pam and Amy. Ronald and Glenda were later divorced.

Ron worked throughout Greenwood, Coffey and Woodson counties for several years as a pumper for Cheever Well Service and French & Wintersheid. He later worked in the carcass cooler at I.B.P., in Emporia, retiring shortly after the company changed to Tyson Foods.

Ron loved the outdoors and spent the majority of his free time hunting and fishing. When he wasn’t outdoors he loved to watch any and all sports and shared this love with many of his family members.

Ronald will live on in the hearts and memories of his wife, Donna, of their home in Madison; his daughter, Pam Wells and her husband, Jim, Lyndon, Kan.; a stepson, Jesse Kindsvater, Larned, Kan.; a sister, Betty Reeves, New Strawn, Kan.; two brothers, Jim Presley, Warrensburg, Mo., and Joe Presley,Gridley, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Annie Maltby Kindsvater, Madison, and Brandie Kindsvater, Wichita; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs, Gizmo and Preston.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Amy Presley; a stepson, Matt Kindsvater; and two brothers, Charles and Kenneth Presley.

The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the VanArsdale Funeral Home, Madison. Cremation will follow and inurnment will be in Number 8 Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Home, 202 W. Main St., Madison, KS 66860.

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