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Visitation with the Family

Elmdale United Methodist Church
Friday November 15th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Interment following funeral service

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Saturday November 16th, 2019

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Funeral Service

Saturday November 16th, 2019

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Percy Lee Schrader

Percy Lee Schrader, 87, lifelong resident of Herington, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at St. Luke’s Living Center in Marion, Kansas. He was born on December 21, 1931, in Latimer, Kansas the son of Edwin Carl and Agnes Kathryn (Biehler) Schrader.

Funeral Service will be held at10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Herington, with Pastor Amy Truhe, officiating.  Military Honors will be presented at the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington. The family will receive friends Friday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., at the Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home, Herington Chapel.

Percy graduated from Herington High School in 1949, and joined the U.S. Air Force in December of 1950 until December of 1954, during the Korean War. He married Leila Mae Knight on June 6, 1953, in Herington. He worked for Beech Aircraft from 1950-1960 and was a school bus driver for USD #487 for 18 years. After working at Beech Aircraft, he worked at Fort Riley in Civil Service until his retirement in 1984.  Farming crops and cattle from his youth, until he left the rural home required work daily and gave him great pleasure.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, and square dancing.

His loving family includes his sons and their wives, Pastor Gary and Liz Schrader of Herington, Tim and Michal Schrader of White City, Kansas, Bill and Carrie Schrader of Goddard, Kansas and Ron and Jenny Schrader of Wichita, Kansas; three sister-in-laws, Milly Schrader, Mary Lynn Mitchell, Billie Jean Sonnenberg; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Leila Mae in 2016; and a brother, Glen Schrader.

Memorial contributions  may be directed to Good Shepherd Hospice, in care of the Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home, Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449-3038. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Percy at ymzfh.com

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A candle was lit in memory of Percy Schrader

Carolyn Andres Nov 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Percy Schrader

Vince and Cindy Biehler Nov 19 2019 12:00 AM

Our most sincere condolences to the Schrader family. May God bless and comfort you at this time.

Gary and Connie Beavers Nov 15 2019 12:00 AM

Michael and I wish to express our deepest condolences to the Schrader family. Percy and Leila Mae left a legacy that will continue throughout the generations. Both were loving and caring people, who demonstrated this through their actions to those around them. They were an example for all of us. There is peace knowing they are together in the company of their Savior. Until we meet again. Much Love.

Michael and Lynn Salsbury Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

Al and I send our deepest sympathy to the family of a wonderful man. It was a great privilege for me to get to know and work with Percy at the Herington Times. We had lots of laughs and he always enjoyed the baked goods we would share at work.We alsoenjoyed our visits with him while he was a resident at Marion Living Center. He will be greatly missed.
Al and Delores Fisher

Al and Delores Fisher Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Percy Schrader

Gail and Carol Burns Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

Sending my sympathy to all the family. I have good memories of both Percy and Lela Mae from church. Percy always worked hard and had that smile on his face.

Beverly (Herpich) Penn Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

My sympathies to the family.

Kris Deckard Denlinger Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

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