Obituary: John Harmon Alldritt

John Harmon Alldritt, 98, passed away on April 21, 2018, at BellaRose Assisted Living, Tulsa, Okla. He was born on Dec. 25, 1919, in Lincoln, Neb., to Dr. Earl C. and Millie Ruth Alldritt.

He married Evelyn Louise Johnson on Jan. 15, 1943, at Central Christian Church.

He was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn, on Jan. 1, 2018, his daughter Susan Basore, brother Don Alldritt and sisters, Mary Alldritt and LuJean Jaderholm.

He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Goodgion (Larry), Celeste Lee (Jim), son-in-law Richard Basore and his sister Ann McCarty. There are eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

John lived in Wichita most of his life, and he and his father were charter members of the Wichita Homing Pigeons Club. He served in World War II as a Sgt. T-3 cryptographer in the 837th Signal Battalion where he handled secret messages for the South Atlantic. After the war, he resumed his career at Cessna Aircraft. Later he began his business, The Shirt Salon, on Douglas and raised registered Hereford cattle in southeast Kansas. He also became a 32nd degree Mason.

In the late 1960s, John and Evelyn moved to Halstead, where he was the purchasing director at the Halstead Hospital.

A visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Kaufman Funeral Home in Halstead followed by a military graveside service at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Bentley.

Memorials may be sent to The Learning Center for Health, 505 Main St, Halstead, KS 67056 and Hospice of Green Country, 1120 S Boston Ave, Suite 200, Tulsa, OK 74119.

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