Roy Ogden 1938-2015
Roy Therman Ogden, 76, of Mayetta, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Hospital.
He was born Oct. 21, 1938, in Mayetta, the son of Rusty and Clara (Tapsee) Ogden.
Roy graduated from Mayetta High School in 1957. After high school he proudly served in the United States Army. Roy worked for and later retired from DuPont. He was a bus driver for USD 337. He also worked for the Jackson County Road and Bridge crew.
He was a Jackson County Commissioner and later served on Tribal Council. He was a member of Land Management Board. He was a lifetime member of American Legion We-ta-se Post 410. Roy coached many children in baseball and softball and enjoyed watching his grandchildren in all sports and activities.
Roy married Shirley L. Marshall on Aug. 3, 1964 in Lawrence. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Royce Ogden (Chad) of Mayetta and Laura Ward (Jim) of Topeka; three sons, Jarrod Ogden (Jolene) of Mayetta, Justin Ogden (Mary) of Mayetta and Jason Ogden (Vanessa) of Hoyt; three sisters, Mildred Rohr of White Cloud, Cass Marlow of Capay, Calif., and Irene Henninger of White Cloud; his brother, Larry Ogden (Carolyn) of Bonner Springs; and his 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Cora Humm; and three brothers, Louis, Herman and Lyman Ogden.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 23 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial with military honors will be held in Mayetta Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Family requests casual dress.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roy Ogden Memorial Fund, to be designated at a later date and sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com