Eardley D. Scadden, 94, of Winfield, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 15, 2020, at the Kansas Veterans Home.
Following Eardley’s cremation, his ashes and those of his late wife, Georgia, will be buried together per their request in Aurora, Colo.
A memorial service is at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield.
A memorial has been established in Eardley’s name for the Alzheimer’s Association. Contributions can be made through Miles Funeral Service. Online condolences can be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.
Eardley was born on Oct. 4, 1925 in Nebraska City, Neb., to Eardley and Eva (Steel) Scadden. He joined the Army Air Corps on Jan. 20, 1944, at Fort Leavenworth and served as a teletype operator during World War II. He received an honorable discharge on May 4, 1946, following the end of the war in the Pacific.
Eardley then returned to the family home in St. Joseph, Mo. He met Georgia Livesay dancing at “The Frog Hop,” and the couple married on July 18, 1949. They were married for 69 years.
Eardley and Georgia made their home in Denver, and raised a family there. Eardley retired from Gates Rubber Company on April 1, 1988, after 37 years of service. His interests included reading, westerns, dancing, John Wayne, puzzles and watching sports. He was known to say he liked only two kinds of pie: hot and cold.
Georgia preceded him in death on May 28, 2019.
In addition to his parents and wife, Eardley was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Lyra Regier.
Eardley is survived by his brother, Raymond Scadden (Barbara); sons, Kurt Scadden (Enid), and Lee Scadden; daughter, Vicky Sprengeler (Howard); granddaughter, Rachel Knowles (Daniel); grandson, Patrick Scadden; and great-grandchildren, Simon Regier and Elizabeth Scadden.