Warren H. Cummings was born January 8, 1922, and died December 27, 2012, at Asbury Park, Newton.
Warren was born on the family farm in Hesston. He was the sixth child of Ella (Pfautz) and O.F. Cummings. As a small boy he would sit on the porch step waiting for his dad to bring a bucket of milk to the house and would fill his little tin cup.
Warren attended Hesston Grade School, his favorite subject being Kansas history. After graduating from eighth grade, he helped his father and older brother Earl with the farm work.
Warren met Lorraine Cummings at the Newton Skating Rink. On February 17, 1946, they were married at the Salem United Methodist Church, Newton.
Warren remained in farming all his life, using horses or mules, before tractors.
Besides his wife of 66 years, he is survived by two sons, Darryl of Hesston and Duane of the home; two daughters, Peggy Schroeder of Goessel area and Pam Riley of Newton; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. January 5, 2013, at the Highland Trinity UCC, Hesston, with Dr. Gary Blaine officiating. Cremation has taken place and burial will be January 5.
Memorials may be sent to either the Good Samaritan Fund of the Highland Trinity UCC Church or to the Down’s Syndrome Guild of Kansas City, in honor of Elizabeth Flory, great-granddaughter of Warren’s, in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster, Hesston, KS 67062.