The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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April 9, 2014

George "Bill" Huber

CHETOPA, Kan. — George W. "Bill" Huber, 93, of Chetopa, Kan., died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the National Health Care Center in Joplin, Mo.

He was born July 12, 1920, in Quay County, N.M., to George and Lorene (Columbia) Huber. He attended school in Idaho Springs, Colo., where he graduated high school. During World War II, he served in the United States Army in India and Burma.

Following his honorable discharge, he worked as maintenance manager at the Kansas Ordnance Plant in Parsons, until his retirement.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Chetopa, Chetopa Masonic Lodge, Mirza Shriners in Pittsburg, and had formerly served one term as mayor and three terms as city councilman in Chetopa. For 26 years, he had also served as secretary-treasurer for Oak Hill Cemetery in Chetopa. Through the years, Bill especially had enjoyed attending his annual army reunions.

In 1971, he and Shirley Sunderland were married in Jasper, Mo. She survives of the home.

In addition to his wife, survivors include one son, Bill Laughlin and wife, Margie, of Boise, Idaho; one daughter, Linda Hacking, of Vernal, Utah; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and cousins, Dick and Barbara Sunderland, of Carthage, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Jim Huber in 1964.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience at the funeral home after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Memorials are suggested to the Mirza Shriners. These may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com

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