Wey Smith - Lucas KS
1/31/1926 - 8/27/2011
Wey Smith Tuttle passed way on August 27, 2011, at the Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth, KS, a the age of 85 years and 7 months.
Wey was born on January 31, 1926, to Sydney Wey Tuttle and Bertha Smith Tuttle at the family farm located between Hunter and Lucas, KS. He lived all his life on the farm and house he was born in.
Wey attended Green Valley Grade School and Hunter High School, where he graduated in 1944.
After graduation, he worked on the family farm and served five years in the Beloit National Guard.
On September 28, 1952, Wey was married to Charlene Fern Thomas at the grace Chapel Methodist Church in Hunter, KS. In 1954, their daughter Camie was born, and in 1956 their son Dale Allen. In September 2002, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Late this month, they would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.
At an early age, Wey was baptized at the Shiloh Presbyterian Church. He later became a faithful member of Grace Chapel United Methodist Church in Hunter, KS, where he served on numerous committees through the years.
In addition to his family and his church, another important part of Wey's life was his farming. He enjoyed raising cattle throughout the years. His greatest passion, though, was for growing wheat. He loved planting the seeds of wheat in the fall and watching it grow and ripen in the spring. His favorite time of year was harvest, seeing the fruit of his labor all through the year. Wey was a good mechanic who could fix almost any piece of old machinery or equipment on the farm.
Wey was a very kind and patient man, a loving husband, and father. He will be greatly missed.
Wey is survived by his wife Charlene of the home, and daughter Camie (and Mark) Ingelin of Independence, KY. We was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Donald and George, his son Dale Allen, and his grandson Tim Ingelin.
Visitation - 1-8:00 P.M. September 1, with family present 6-8:00 P.M.
Service - 10:30 A.M. September 2, at Grace Chapel United Methodist Church in Hunter, KS.
Memorials - Grace Chapel United Methodist Church.