HALSTEAD Charles R. Mings, 83, retired National Life Insurance agent, died on Sunday (Sept. 30, 2012) at Halstead Health and Rehabilitation in Halstead.?He was born on Dec. 13, 1928, in Manes, Mo., to George R. and Elsie M. (Gregory) Mings.?He was a member of Park City Christian Church, Circle Eight Square Dancers, Oddfellows, Prairie View Hoops Volunteer, Catholic Charities foster grandparent and was a Red Cross 40 pint blood donor.?On June 21, 1964, he married Winifred E. Northrop in Wichita. She died on July 26, 2012.?Survivors include a son, Mark (Candy) Sizelove of Newton; daughters, Leta (Mike) Thomas of Halstead, Kate (Phillip) McPheeters of Newton, Deb Ford of Hutchinson, and Cindy (Jelke) Pyle of Newton; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.?He was preceded in death by brothers, William and Melvin; and sisters, Cledith Mings, Nova Douglas, Lois McInroy, Ivy Bursch, Juanita Perkins and Berniece Simpson.?Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 4, 2012) at Kaufman Funeral Home of Halstead. The family will be present from 6:30 to 8 p.m.?Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday (Oct. 5, 2012) at Kaufman Funeral Home of Halstead. Burial will follow at White Chapel Cemetery of Wichita.?Memorials may be given to Catholic Charities foster grandparent program or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in care of Kaufman Funeral Home of Halstead.