Obituary: Ted Saylor

Ted L. Saylor, 93, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at the Asbury Park Greenhouse in Newton.
He was born on Dec. 17, 1922, in Newton, the son of Arthur L. and Lucy Emma Sickelbower. Ted graduated from Newton High School in 1940. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy on Tinian Island.
After being discharged, Ted returned to Newton where he went to work for Kansas Gas and Electric. He was a construction coordinator for the company until retiring in April, 1982.
Ted married Mary Jane Mann on Jan. 30, 1948, in Newton. She died on April 8, 1999. He later married Bobbie Boston on Feb. 21, 2004, and she survives of Peabody.

Ted Saylor
Ted Saylor

Through the years, Ted built five homes in Newton for himself and others. After retiring, he enjoyed making INTARSIA pictures and sold them at craft shows throughout Kansas. Ted had been a longtime member of the First Christian Church, American Legion and V.F.W.
He also is survived by two sons, Kim L. Saylor and his wife Edie of Newton, and Cory L. Saylor of Wichita; brother Rex Saylor and his wife Helen of Newton; brother-in-law Glen Hathaway of Hawaii; grandchildren Shane Saylor and wife Jenni, Tieyce Rhodes, Lance Saylor and wife Meghan, and Krista Saylor; and five great-grandchildren.
The family would like to graciously thank the staff of Asbury Greenhouse 405, especially Pati, Jen, Ashley and Missy for their excellent care, as well as Good Shepherd Hospice for their compassionate care and assistance.
Cremation has taken place, and keeping with Ted’s wishes, there will be no services.
A memorial has been established with Good Shepherd Hospice, and contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.
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