Orville Dale Stewart

Monday, March 8, 2010

March 26, 1920 - March 5, 2010

INDIANOLA -- Orville Dale Stewart, 89, died Friday (March 5, 2010) at Hillcrest Nursing Home.

He was born in Culbertson to Roy Leslie and Hazel Leota (Bymer) Stewart on March 26, 1920. He entered the U.S. Army on March 4, 1942 and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 24, 1946.

After the service, Orville returned to Culbertson. He met and later married Ruth Virginia Schamel on Aug. 19, 1946, in Kansas City. Orville worked in construction while living in Kansas City. They later moved back to Indianola where they raised their 10 children and Orville farmed and worked at the grain elevator for many years. He later worked in fertilizer and the carpentry business until his retirement.

Orville was a member of the Indianola United Methodist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He and Ruth loved to dance, swim and go boating together. They especially loved the time spent being with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Hazel Stewart; three sisters, one in infancy, Atha Alice, Beulah Miles and Martha Burns; and four brothers, Cecil, Virgil, Donald and Roy Stewart.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth Stewart of McCook; children, Dale Stewart and wife, Cheryl, of Indianola, Cindy and husband, Dutch Hughes, of McCook, Joy and husband, Joe Marquardt, of Indianola, Steve Stewart of Lincoln, Shirley and husband, Larry Brooks, of Indianola, Doug Stewart of Indianola, Doris and husband, Denis Stritt, of Indianola, Christi Stewart of Lincoln, Gloria and husband, Dean Liess, of Indianola and Tammy Stewart of Phoenix, Ariz; one brother, Wayne Stewart of McCook; four sisters, Joann Gillen, Lorna Trupp, Dorothy and husband, Albert White, and Edna VanFleet all of McCook; 24 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Memorials may be given in his name to the Indianola Fire Department.

Visitation will be today until 8 p.m. Friends may sign his book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 11 a.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook with Pastor Lance Clay officiating. Burial will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Indianola, with a military honor committal.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.