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Bill Dickinson 1920-2014

Noel H. “Bill” Dickinson, 93, Holton, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at The Pines in Holton.

He was born July 2, 1920, in Hoyt, the son of Edward Marion and Eliza Ann Farner Dickinson. He attended grade school in a country school near Hoyt, attended Hoyt High School for two years and graduated from Mayetta High School in 1937.

Mr. Dickinson was a member of the Whiting community for more than 42 years and had lived in Holton since 1990. He was a farmer and stockman for most of his life, and also worked for Good­year Tire Company for 30 years, retiring in 1981.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Holton. He was also a member of the Holton Lions Club since 1967 and served as past president. He served as chairman of the Jackson County Nursing Home board for its first six years and was a long time member of Banner Grange.

He married Gene M. James on Oct. 18, 1942, in Hoyt. She sur­vives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Ellen Wallis, Over­brook, and Edith Davey, Canandai­gua, N.Y.; two sons, Jerry Dickin­son and wife Lynne, Holton, and Dennis Dickinson and wife Cindy, Spring Hill; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grand­daughter, Ann Wallis, in 1994; and three brothers, Reginald, Edward and Farner Dickinson.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Holton. Burial will be held in Mayetta Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holton Lions Club, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.


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