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Percy Lee Schrader

December 21, 1931 — November 12, 2019

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

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation with the Family

Friday, November 15, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Elmdale United Methodist Church

301 Spruce St, Elmdale, KS 66850

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Sawyer Funeral Home & Crematory

137 N Union St, Council Grove, KS 66846

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Interment following funeral service

St. Paul Lutheran Church

114 N 8th St, Herington, KS 67449

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