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Ross Litton

January 8, 1932 — August 24, 2017

Whitewater - Ross Litton was born on January 8, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas to Lois (Ross) Litton and Ray Wilson Litton.

Ross attended the Whitewater public schools through high school.  Immediately following graduation, the class took a three-week trip to the west coast.  This led to various trips he would take later in life.  He started farming with his father when he was just a boy and continued in his footsteps.  On March 1, 1953 he married Emma Mae Stuart at her parent’s home in rural Furley.  He spent his entire life in rural Whitewater where he farmed and raised hogs and cattle.

He never had an issue making friends with those around him.  Whether he was chatting with the local neighbors about the year’s crop or enjoying the views and conversation at the campground; everyone always enjoyed his company.  No matter the events of your day he could put a smile on your face with one of his many jokes.

After getting married they lived on the same property for sixty-four years.  Where they raised their three children Ronald, Cheryl and Diana.  He was a member of Grace Hill Mennonite Church and enjoyed serving on the social committee.

His love of travel sent them on trips to 48 of the 50 states, including a three-month trip to Alaska.  They even ventured around the world to Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and through the Panama Canal.

Making homemade ice cream was a passion for Ross.  It was almost a tradition for family gatherings no matter what time of year it was.  There was nothing more rewarding for him than the time spent with family.

Ross left this world for eternity on august 24, 2017 with his family at his side.  The family greatly appreciated the care and support he received from extended family and friends, Harry Hines Hospice staff, Wheat State Manor staff and Pastor Weldon Martens.  

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

5:00 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

Sawyer Funeral Home & Crematory

137 N Union St, Council Grove, KS 66846

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Interment following funeral service

Grace Hill Mennonite Church

10218 SE 12th St, Whitewater, KS 67154

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