May 9, 1929 - Oct. 16, 2009
BIRD CITY, Kan. -- Merle Dwayne Hitchcock, 80, died Friday (Oct. 16, 2009) at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis.
He was born May 9, 1929, in Sherman County, Kan. He married Ellen Ione Gipe. He was a farmer and worked in general construction.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen in 1998.
Survivors include his sons, Rodney Hitchcock of Pauma Valley, Calif., and Lyle Hitchcock of Owonga, Calif.; daughter, Janice Harris of Paris, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Wesleyan Community Church in Bird City. Burial will be in the Bird City Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 - 8 p.m., at Knodel Funeral Home in St. Francis.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Knodel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.