Mary Hampton, 77, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at the Kansas Soldiers Home at Halsey Hall in Fort Dodge, Kan.
She was born July 6, 1935 in Waynesville, Mo., the daughter of Benjamin and Edna Alma McKinnon Wade. A Dodge City resident since 1955, moving from Rogersville, Mo., she was a cashier at Dillons and worked at Kirby's Western Store both in Dodge City. For 43 years she managed Hampton Arena with her husband and enjoyed gardening and spending time with family.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Dodge City.
In March of 1959 she married Leonard J. Hampton, Jr. at Dodge City. He survives.
Other survivors include her son, Monte and wife Elaine, Dodge City; two brothers, Junior Wade and wife Leah, Rogersville and George Wade and wife Pat, Flat Rock, Ill.; and two granddaughters, Jenna and Cassidy Hampton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; twin sons, Glen Dale and Lynn Allen Hampton; four brothers, James, Johnny, Harold and Virgil Wade; and four sisters, Ruth Campbell, Betty Wright, Dorothy Greir and Virginia Porter.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church, Dodge City, with Rev. Lance Carrithers officiating. There will be no public viewing, cremation has taken place.
Friends may sign the register from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.
Private family inurnment will be at a later date.
The family suggests memorials to Hospice of the Prairie in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801. Condolences may be sent to www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com.