March 18, 2015
MAYETTA- Roy Therman Ogden, 76, of Mayetta, KS passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Stormont Vail Hospital. He was born October 21, 1938 in Mayetta, the son of Rusty and Clara (Tapsee) Ogden.
Roy graduated from Mayetta High School in 1957. After high school he proudly served in the United States Army. Roy worked for and later retired from DuPont. He was a bus driver for USD 337. He also worked for Jackson County Road and Bridge crew. He was a Jackson County Commissioner, later served on Tribal Council. He was a member of Land Management Board. He was a lifetime member of American Legion We-ta-se Post # 410. Roy coached many children in baseball and softball and enjoyed watching his grandchildren in all sports and activities.
Roy married Shirley L. Marshall on August 3, 1964 in Lawrence, KS. She survives of the home. Other survivors include 2 daughters, Royce Ogden (Chad) of Mayetta, KS and Laura Ward (Jim) of Topeka, KS; 3 sons, Jarrod Ogden (Jolene) of Mayetta, KS, Justin Ogden (Mary) of Mayetta, KS and Jason Ogden (Vanessa) of Hoyt, KS; 3 sisters, Mildred Rohr of White Cloud, KS, Cass Marlow of Capay, CA and Irene Henninger of White Cloud, KS; his brother, Larry Ogden (Carolyn) of Bonner Springs, KS and his 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Cora Humm and 3 brothers, Louis, Herman and Lyman Ogden.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial with military honors will be in the Mayetta Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Family requests casual dress. Memorials may be given to the Roy Ogden Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com.