Wayne Edward Litch, 94, Melvern: Nov. 23, 1927 – Dec. 23, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Wayne Edward Litch, 94, Melvern: Nov. 23, 1927 – Dec. 23, 2021

MELVERN, Kan. – Wayne Edward Litch was born Nov. 23, 1927, to Edward and Stella (Roakey) Litch, at the Osage City hospital, in Kansas. He passed away Dec. 23, 2021.

He attended grade school at Alpine and graduated from high school at Olivet, Kan. After he graduated from high school he farmed with his grandfather and father. Wayne was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1955 and served in Korea as a guard at a POW camp for 17 months. When he returned home from the war he continued to farm in the Olivet area.

Wayne married Phyllis Green, on July 9, 1955, at Melvern Methodist Church, Melvern, Kan. To their union were three boys, John, Robert and Raymond.

Wayne and Pat continued to farm in the Olivet area. Wayne and Pat were moved out of their home in 1970 by Melvern Lake, and they moved to Melvern. Wayne worked at the Melvern elevator and the forestry department at Melvern Lake.

Wayne and Pat continued to farm in the Melvern area with their sons John and Robert. He also had a cow/calf operation until 2014 when he sold the operation to his grandson Brandon. In 1989, he became a U.S. Postal Service carrier. His first assignment was in the Madison area, where he was for six months. He transferred to Melvern and carried mail until 2002 when he retired. He continued to farm with his son Robert and his grandsons Tyler and Brandon.

Wayne was the commanding officer for the Melvern American Legion Post No. 317 for many years, and served on the soil conservation committee for 30 years, RC&D board, the FHA board, Melvern Township, and the Alpine Cemetery Board for many years. Wayne was also a member of the VFW.

Wayne was preceded in death by his father and mother, Edward and Stella Litch; infant sister; infant son, Raymond Litch; and many cousins.

Wayne leaves behind his wife Phyllis “Pat” Litch; son John (Aimee) Litch, Goddard, Kan., son, Robert (Lisa) Litch, Melvern; three grandsons, Tyler Litch (Katrina), Brandon Litch (Kelsey Porter), and John W. Litch; a granddaughter, Kimberly (Jason) Gorton; three great granddaughters, Jenna and Jacey Gorton, and Brynnley Litch; great grandson, Brooks Litch; and many friends.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Alpine Cemetery, on the north side of Melvern Lake.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wayne Litch Memorial Fund, and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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