~formerly of Windthorst, Texas~
Clyde Luke Scheffe, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Greeley County Hospital in Tribune, Kansas. Clyde was born February 5, 1930 in Windthorst, Texas, the son of Henry Luke & Catherine Ann (Zihlman) Scheffe. Clyde attended high school at St. Mary Catholic School in Windthorst, Texas and then worked on the family farm until he left for the service. Clyde served his country in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division and 81st Engineers during the Korean Conflict. After he was discharged, he headed back to Kansas in 1954 and met the love of his life. On February 19, 1957 he married Inella Marie Baker in Marienthal, Kansas. They lived in Wichita, Kansas briefly where he was a member of the fire department, before they moved back to Wichita County and took up farming. He wore many hats over the years including dairyman and retired federal crop insurance district director. He enjoyed visiting his family, watching his Dallas Cowboys and a highlight in 2017 was a trip to Washington, DC on an Honor Flight with his fellow servicemen.
Clyde was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal, Kansas, the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Leoti, Kansas and was a life member of Knights of Columbus in Windthorst, Texas. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Leoti Senior Citizens Center. He loved gardening, playing cards, and his family. His memory will be cherished by many.
Clyde’s surviving family includes:
Hiswife-Inella Scheffe- Marienthal, Kansas
Clyde & Trisha Scheffe, Jr.- Yoder, Colorado
Karen & Chuck Dierks- Olathe, Kansas
Lonnie & Janet Scheffe- Lees Summit, Missouri
Curtis & Jacque Scheffe- Aledo, Texas
Kelly & Melissa Scheffe- Hutchinson, Kansas
Bryant & Karen Scheffe- Plymouth, Minnesota
Dr. Sheila & & Travis Weaver- Tribune, Kansas
Shane Scheffe- Marienthal, Kansas
Gladys Wolf- Windthorst, TX
Marie Vietenheimer- Windthorst, TX
Bernard & (Pat) Scheffe- Windthorst, TX
Bobby & (Pat) Scheffe- Windthorst, TX
(Terry) & Catherine Carlton- Wichita Falls, TX
Evelyn Scheffe – Wichita Falls, TX
Francis Scheffe – Amarillo, TX
Sixteen Grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren
His parents, and three siblings, Earl Scheffe, Henry Scheffe, Jr. and Mildred Koetter precede him in death.
Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm Friday and Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.
Vigil services will be held 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 22, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal, Kansas.
Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 am Monday, September 23, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal, Kansas with Father Tim Hickey officiating.
Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Marienthal, Kansas.
Memorials may be given to Clyde Scheffe Memorial Fund in Care of Price and Sons.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at priceandsons.com