MONTEZUMA - William Raymond Hargett, age 93, died December 29, 2019 at Halsey Hall in Fort Dodge. He was born on September 15, 1926 at Montezuma, the son of Floyd and Minnie Feldman Hargett.

Raymond was a longtime resident of Montezuma. He graduated from Montezuma High School in 1944. After graduation, Raymond served in the Merchant Marines. On December 20, 1952, he married Dorothy Barker. Raymond and Dorothy made their home in Montezuma where they raised two sons. He was a mail carrier for many years in the Montezuma area.

He is survived by two sons, Kyle Hargett of Hesston and Cole Hargett Olathe; two sisters, Glennis Smith of Dodge City and Mildred Padgett of Perryton, Texas; and four grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Dorothy, Raymond is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Russell, Wendall, Gene, and Neal Hargett.

Funeral service will be held at Montezuma United Methodist Church on January 2, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Jerry Odle presiding. Burial will follow at Evans Cemetery, south of Montezuma with military honors. Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Chapel, Montezuma on January 1, 2020 from noon to 6:00 PM. Memorials are suggested to the Montezuma United Methodist Church or Montezuma Senior Center in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at