George Cloutman, 96, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Minneola
George Cloutman, 96, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Minneola District Hospital. He was born Nov. 25, 1916 in Medicine Lodge to George William and Martha (Jarrett) Cloutman. A longtime resident of Minneola, he retired after 33 years from Kansas Power and Light Company. He belonged to the First Christian Church, Masonic Lodge #431, and the American Legion Post #222, both of Minneola, VFW Post #1714, Dodge City, DAV-Sunflower Post #12. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. On Feb. 6, 1943, he married Rose K. Rolf at Hattiesburg, Miss. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Larry and wife Elizabeth, Lawrence; and Don and wife Jackie, Burdett; daughter, Leah Berens and husband Tim, Olathe; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Linda Diane, and three sisters. Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at the First Christian Church, Minneola with Virgil White presiding. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge, with military honors and Tom Walters presiding. Memorials may be sent to the Minneola Health Care Foundation or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of Minnis Mortuary, Box 459, Minneola KS 67865.