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GEORGE WILLIAM BLINCOE SR.

Friday, January 2, 2009

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George William Blincoe, Sr., age 93, a resident of rural Fort Scott and of Battle Creek, Mich., died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan.

He was born Aug. 5, 1915, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of William T. Blincoe and Grace Fisher Blincoe.

George grew up on the family farm west of Hiattville, Kan. He graduated from the Hepler High School in 1933.

George taught in a one room schoolhouse in Jackson Hole, Wyo., in the late 1930's. In the summers, he worked for the Wyoming fish and wildlife program where climbed to high mountain streams to spawn golden trout.

Mr. Blincoe served with the United States Navy from 1940 to 1946. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II as a radar and radio technician. George heard the first broadcast of the bombing of Pearl Harbor while in the air in a PBY.

George married Aileene Juanita Howard on Dec. 8, 1945, at Houston, Texas.

He later received his Masters Degree in school administration from Pittsburg State University in 1949. He worked as Superintendent of Schools in Waverly, Mo. He was a member of the Waverly Masonic Lodge.

From 1951 to 1957, George worked in Washington, DC as a trainer for the Navy. He later worked as a staff college instructor at the Federal Center in Battle Creek, Mich., from 1957 until 1975. George instructed schools and businesses all over the United States and the world. He later returned to manage the family farm west of Hiattville, Kan. He received the Bourbon County Conservation award in 1980.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Aileene, of Hiattville; a son, George William Blincoe, Jr., and wife, Kristi, Dillon, Colo.; a daughter, Paula Blincoe Collins, Denton, Texas; four grandchildren, Billie Jean Collins Kam, Olympia, Wash., Justin Blincoe, Dubai, U.A.E., Sarah Blincoe, Dillon, Colo., and Cyd Curtis, Chicago, Ill., and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at the Hepler Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Memorials are suggested to the Pittsburg State University Endowment Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan. 66701.

Words of sympathy may be left for the family by emailing them to condolences@cheneywitt.com.