The Rev. George Monroe Fleming, 89, of Chanute, KS, passed away on July 27, 2010 at Chanute Health Care Center from complications of a stroke. He was born in Kansas City, MO on December 14, 1920, to Andrew Monroe Fleming and Dorothy Woodbridge Fleming.
George Fleming graduated from high school in Cameron, MO and from Midwest Bible and Missionary Institute, Salina, KS (now Calvary Bible College and Seminary, Kansas City, MO). He was ordained to the ministry in the Baptist Church at Mulvane, KS on August 29, 1943. He served as assistant pastor to the Rev. Molzahn in Hastings, NE, and as minister of American Baptist Churches in Gypsum, Hanston, Stafford, Caney, Hugoton, Kingman, and Humboldt, Kansas. Rev. Fleming came to know these congregations well, and enjoyed serving their members and ministering to members of those communities. He loved model railroading, short wave radio, and photography.
George Fleming is survived by his wife, Wilma Hutchison Fleming (Chanute, KS); his son, Dr. Timothy Woodbridge Fleming (Dr. Marsi Liddell), Greeley, CO; his stepchildren — Linda Azima (Farhad Azima), Kansas City, MO; Beth Gray (Bill Gray), Newton, KS; Bill Hutchison, Honduras C.A.; Nancy Richman (Dr. David Richman), Hutchinson, KS; and David Hutchison, Chanute, KS; and by 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Dorothy Belle Fleming (d. July 27, 1981), and by his first wife, Ruth Nadine Compton Fleming (d. November 17. 1975).
The funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Chanute, KS on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 11 a.m. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 2, 2010 at Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, NE.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.
Memorials in his name may be made to the ‘First Baptist Church in Chanute or Cherry Street Youth Center and may be left with the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Chanute, is in charge of arrangements.
“Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven. . . For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6: 20-21.
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