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D. Eugene Lichty
  • Memorial donations may be given to McPherson Church of the Brethren, McPherson College, or On Earth Peace in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home.

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“Eugene was one of the sons of my fathers' mothers' mothers' brothers.I did not see a lot of him; however, each visit was a treat, as he was one of...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Adam Litteaur - Waterloo, IA

“Eugene was the pastor of our Lynnhaven Church of the Brethren as I was growing up. He also married me in the church. I remember, after 10 years of...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Tina Good - Glendale, AZ - friend

“Eloise and family, I have many happy memories of my brother. One of our last conversations was about the Royals losing to the Baltimore Orioles. I...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Ruth - MD

“Dear Aunt Eloise and Family, Please accept our condolences at Uncle Eugene's passing. I will always remember his example of absolute devotion to...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: David Lichty and Family - IL

“My thoughts are with your family. I remember the holidays we spent together, and the differences and similarities between our families. To quote...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Peter Lichty - Benicia, CA

“Dear Eloise and family, Al and I are so very saddened to hear of Eugene's passing, he will be greatly missed. It was an honor to have known him ...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie and Alan Jensen - Gilroy, CA

“I'm so sorry to hear of Eugene's passing! I have happy childhood memories of our families' encounters - and as an adult, I was so gratified by the...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Klotz Reynolds - OH

“One of the many blessings our family received from our association from Eugene was the Johnny Appleseed Song. I'm paraphrasing it:O the Lord's been...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Roger Ball - Surprise, AZ

“To the Lichty family, I am sorry for your loss. Even as a child when I knew him I could see that he was a loving father, husband and dedicated...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Christa (Erbaugh) Kerschner - IN

“I am so sorry for the loss as he was special to Harold's family. I am sure they all met him at heaven's gates. My heart goes to ll of you. Mattie, I...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Cindy Morse Tabb - Cedar Falls, IA


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Eugene Lichty, 92, of McPherson, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013, at McPherson Hospital. He was a Church of the Brethren pastor and was Director of Development for McPherson College.

Eugene was born on April 14, 1921, in Waterloo, IA, the son of Ray W. and Elizabeth (McRoberts) Lichty. He is a graduate of McPherson College (KS) and Bethany Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL). On August 20, 1944, he was united in marriage to Eloise Marie McKnight in Quinter, KS.

He was a member of the McPherson Church of the Brethren and served as a board member of On Earth Peace (Church of the Brethren).

Survivors include: wife, Eloise of the home; children, Jean Hendricks (Francis) of Abilene, Kansas, Marilyn Rosenow (Rob) of Tigard, Oregon, Dan Lichty (Lynne) of McPherson, Kansas, Kent Lichty (Lori) of Lee's Summit, Missouri, and Lyle Lichty (Ilona) of Mt. Vernon, Iowa; sister, Ruth Hoover of Ft. Washington, Maryland; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, May 27, 2013, at the McPherson Church of the Brethren with Rev. Chris Whitacre officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the McPherson Church of the Brethren, McPherson College, or On Earth Peace in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.