Howard “Earl” Sanford

Memorial services for Howard Earl Sanford, 86, Lecompton will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Lecompton United Methodist Church. Private family burial will be at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery. Earl passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at his home.

Earl was born June 26, 1929 in Lecompton, KS the son of Howard W. and Sarah W. (Morris) Sanford

He was a life-long resident of Lecompton. He was a member of the Lecompton United Methodist Church. He was the Lecompton Mayor for 12 years and started the Lecompton Fire Department and began the annual Lecompton picnic.

He was a jober salesman for Pippert’s Auto Parts Company from 1951 until he retired in 1985.

He married Frances E. Robertson April 4, 1952 in Topeka, KS. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Howard C. Sanford, Lincoln, NE, Bret A. Sanford, Lecompton; one daughter, Mary Jane McPherson, Lawrence; and four grandchildren.

If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who is in need.

6 Condolences

  1. Paula Kellogg and Gordon Sailors family on July 24, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    I join Gordie and Molly to express our sympathy on Mr. Sanford’s passing. We spent happy minutes talking with him as we waited on the front porch for Molly to finish her piano lessons.

  2. Kathleen Bowen (Salmon) on July 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Francis, I am so saddened to hear of Earl’s passing. He was such a wonderful and special friend to my Dad. Their conversations brightened his day and always brought a smile to his face. I feel blesses to have entered your lives. God bless you and your family. I know you have wonderful memories.

  3. Rich Hedges on July 25, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Francis and family, I wish to express my deepest sympathies in Earl’s passing. I worked with him at Pippert’s from 1967 to 1971. He helped teach me about the auto parts business. I will always remember his friendly and kind manner.

  4. Greg & Carol Howard on July 25, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Frances & family,
    We send our deepest sorrows upon the death of Earl. We always enjoyed walking by his house and him sitting on the porch acknowledging us. If these neighbors can do anything to help, please feel free to ask.

  5. Brent Sloan on July 26, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I remember sitting on the front porch listening to Earl talk about his first year of college at K-State. Pretty good stories. I’m sorry for your loss.

  6. Steve Grandstaff on August 1, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Danny, Sorry to hear of the news-no matter if it is our time–we mortals are not fully prepared . Steve

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