Earle Kasson, after a long battle with cancer, went home to be with God on March 8, 2017. Earle Lamar Kasson was born July 31, 1937, in rural Douglas County, the son of Marvin Wix and Dora Evelyn Grimes Kasson. He graduated from Lecompton High School in 1956 and attended Kansas State University and Emporia State Teachers College. Earle worked for Brune Brothers, Selichnow's Tree Service and Farmland Industries. He retired from Farmland in 1999, after 33 years employment. Earle was a lifelong farmer who owned and operated his own farm as well as farmed many years for others in the area. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge #309 and a lifetime member of the Lecompton Historical Society. Earle married Karen Kay Fish on April 3, 1960 at the Lecompton Methodist Church in Lecompton, Kansas. Survivors include his wife Karen; four daughters: Debra Kasson-Jones (Robert Jones), Kennesaw, Ga., Tamara Dye (Dennis), Alpharetta, Ga., Lori Jeter and Dianna Kasson, Lawrence; two sons: Stephen (JoEllen) and Gerald, Lawrence; fourteen grandchildren, Kimberly Jaeger (Tom), Carissa Dhungana (Dinesh), Lyndsy Pilson (Phil), Trisha Marone, Kayli Hoffer, Courtney and Kelsey Kasson, Amanda, Aaron and Cameron Jeter and Megan, Michael, Matthew and Mason Kasson; five great granddaughters, Madalyn and Olivia Jaeger; Charlotte and Evan Dhungana and Joanna Marone; two great grandsons, Julian and Ethan Peralez. He is also survived by two sisters, Juanita Ingram (Boyd) and Elaine Long (John) and one brother Gail Kasson (Judy); two sisters-in-law, Sharon Munsch and Linda Fish, one bother-in-law, Larry Crooks and a multitude of extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Dustin Kasson. A Celebration of Life service for Earle Kasson will be held at the Lecompton Methodist Church, Lecompton, Kansas on March 18, at 2:00 p.m. Inurnment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. Family visitation will be March 17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The family would like to thank Dr. Matthew Stein and staff in the Lawrence Oncology office/LMH, Lawrence, Ks. and Dr. Pradeep Jolly and staff at Georgia Cancer Specialists/NSH, Alpharetta, Ga. for their excellent and loving care.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the LMH Lawrence Oncology Office, Douglas County Visiting Nurses or the Lecompton Historical Society. Barnett Family Funeral Home in Oskaloosa is assisting with service arrangements.
Barnett Family Funeral Services - Oskaloosa
1220 Walnut Street PO Box 602
Oskaloosa, KS 66066
Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Mar. 10, 2017