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John H. Little

May 11, 1941 — August 22, 2020

John H. Little

John H. Little, age 79, of Greenleaf, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at the Washington County Hospital in Washington. 

John was born May 11, 1941, at Independence, Kansas, to Daniel H. and Edree A. (Crane) Little. 

He attended Vermillion High School then went to work for his dad on the family farm. He later became a mechanic, finishing his career working for DNG Auto in Cherryvale. 

He married Sara E. Yoder on September 5, 1980 at Blue Rapids.

John loved to fish, loved to fly (he had his pilot’s license for many years), and watching westerns, especially those starring John Wayne. He loved doing mechanic work and received the nick name the “Carburetor Man”. He was known for his gentle disposition and soft spoken ways.

Survivors include his wife Sara, his eight children; Lou Ann Little of Wichita, Katherine M. Krunze of Watervlle, Mary Lou (Thad) Botkin of Marysville, Jesse J. (Sandy) Little of Blue Rapids, Daniel A. Little of Greenleaf, Lila M. (Dan) Swearingen of Blue Rapids, Barbara L. (Andrew) Grable of Blue Rapids and Steven J. Little of Greenleaf, along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceding John in death were his parents and a brother Gerald Little.

Viewing is from noon to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, at Terry-Christie Funeral Home in Waterville.  Graveside services are planned for 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at Fairmont Cemetery in Blue Rapids with Pastor Shannon Borgman officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmont Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Terry-Christie Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses and may be sent to PO Box 61, Waterville, Kansas 66548.

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