Carl P. DeCoudres


Carl P. DeCoudres, 91, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at his home in Larned.

Carl P. DeCoudres, 91, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at his home in Larned.

He was born Dec. 29, 1921, at Fort Scott, to Louis W. and Madge Ethel Clayton DeCoudres.

A resident of Larned since 1951, he was a retired welder. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He married Lorene F. Thompson on Feb. 14, 1946, at Fort Scott. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include two sons, Charles W. DeCoudres of Kansas City, Mo., and Rickie E. DeCoudres of Larned; three daughters, Carol F. Hall of Ellsworth, Terrie L. Keeslar of Larned, and Mary J. Bridges of Garden City; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Carl and Leroy; two daughters, Edna M. DeCoudres and Dian Bartlett; five brothers, Ralph, Clayton, Ernest, William and Louis; and a sister, Eula Mae.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Morell Funeral Home, Larned. Burial will be in Larned Cemetery.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Golden Belt Hospice, in care of Morell Funeral Home, Larned.

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