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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Obituary: Leslie Maurice Kurr

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  • Leslie Maurice Kurr, 78, of Newton, died Wednesday (Nov. 14, 2012) at Asbury Park.He was born on May 22, 1934, in Newton, the son of Ira and Gladys Reffner Kurr. Les graduated from Newton High School in 1952. He married Ruby Regier on April 21, 1956, in Elbing.Les was lifelong resident of rural Newton and had been a farmer and cattleman in Harvey County all his life. While serving in the U.S. Navy, he was stationed on Midway Island.Les and Ruby were members for many years of Meridian Baptist Church and also attended the Newton Bible Church. He loved to study the Bible and enjoyed teaching Sunday School classes. Les loved the Lord, and he was a faithful husband and a loving father.Survivors include his wife, Ruby of the home; his six children, Gary Kurr and wife, Cindy of Newton, Joni Isaac and husband, Mark of Ft. Worth, Texas, Lori Knowles and husband, Joe of Baltimore, Md., David Kurr and wife, Stacy of Wichita, Kathy Rhodes and husband, Jeffrey of Jackson, Miss., and Jim Kurr and wife, Lynn of Overland Park; his sister, Doris Zimmerman of Dodge City; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.Les was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Buford and Wilbur.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 17, 2012) at the Newton Bible Church. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m. today, where the family will receive friends between 6 and 8 p.m.Memorials have been established with the Newton Bible Christian School and Norm & Mij Busenitz Romanian Missionary Fund. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.Condolences may be left at www.broadwaycolonialfh.com.Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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