Myron Everett Wheaton, 80, died Thursday, May 27, 2010, at Alterra Sterling House of Dodge City.


    Myron Everett Wheaton, 80, died Thursday, May 27, 2010, at Alterra Sterling House of Dodge City.
    He was born April 6, 1930 at Lewis to Marion O. and Eva (Showers) Wheaton. On Jan. 11, 1949, he married Anna Lou Owen in Scott City. She preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2009.
    After their marriage, he and his wife moved to Hoisington and later moved to Dodge City in 1965. Myron was the circulation manager for the Dodge City Daily Globe for many years and later worked for Jack Fraley Realty Company and then for Gibson's Discount Center.
    Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Ramsour and husband, Don, of Dodge City, and Pamela Preston and husband, Steve, of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Tim Wheaton of Dodge City; a brother, Wilbur Wheaton and wife, Ellen, of Sedona, Ariz.; two sisters, Evelyn Price and husband, Bob, of Boulder, Colo., and Donnis Hoekstra and husband, Alan, of Atlanta; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Wilda Jean Wheaton; and a brother, Edgar Wheaton.
    A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, with the Rev. Lance Carrithers presiding.
    There will be no visitation, as Mr. Wheaton requested his body donated to KU Medical Center for research.
    Memorials can be made to Relay For Life of Dodge City in care of Swaim Funeral Home, 1901 Sixth Ave., Dodge City, KS 67801. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.