John William Dyche, 73, a resident of rural Fort Scott, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center. He was born July 12, 1934, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Joseph Dyche and Roseleetta Perkins Dyche. He married Velma Chaplin on Sept. 17, 1962, at Fort Scott. Dyche worked for TopCo. Laminates and later retired from Extrusions. He also worked as a handyman and enjoyed landscaping. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Velma, of the home; a son, Carl Dyche also of the home; a daughter, Vineta Long and husband, Vincent, of Fort Scott. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Andrew Cowlishaw, Aaron Cowlishaw, and Sabrina Ruth Long, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Rose English, three brothers, Sidney, James and Joe Dyche and a half-brother, Charles Dyche. Pastor Larry Stevicks and Vincent Long will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.
Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.