Wayne E. Todd, 90, of Parsons died at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at his home. He had been in failing health in recent weeks.
He was born Sept. 4, 1921, at Avon, Colo., to Lain L. and Eva (Offutt) Todd. His family moved to Peru when he was an infant. He grew up there and graduated from Peru High School.
During World War II he served with the United States Army in France and Germany. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
On Aug. 4, 1945, he married Helen McCann at Sedan. They lived in Denver from 1945 to 1948 and moved to Parsons that year. He was employed at the U.S. Post Office as a clerk for 30 years, retiring in 1977.
Mr. Todd was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Parsons Lodge No. 117, A.F.&A.M. His hobbies included woodworking, bike riding, coin collecting, stamp collecting and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Todd of Parsons; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne L. and Cathie Todd of Lenexa; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jerry Vaughan of Tallahassee, Fla.; grandchildren, Darrick Todd and his wife, Bridget, and children, Amanda and Austin, of Flower Mound, Texas, Kristi Wilson and her husband, Dave, and children, Kaci, Bryce and Karissa, of Sterling, and Jeremy Vaughan and his wife, Scotti, and son, Jerrett, of Tallahassee, Fla.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, with military honors given by the Parsons V.F.W. post. The family will receive friends at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorials are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. They may be left at or sent to the funeral home at P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.