FORT SCOTT — George Everett Hudiburg, 97, of Fort Scott passed awaySaturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at Girard Medical Center.
He was born June 25, 1923, in Pittsburg, the son of Leo Everett and Ruth Mary (Lee) Hudiburg.
He married Joyce Colleen Conley on Aug. 17, 1949, in Independence, and she preceded him in death Sept. 4, 2004.
George served during World War II in Company A of the 318th Infantry and was honorably discharged in November 1945 with a Purple Heart for wounds he received in battle in February 1945. He was also awarded the French Legion of Honor, which is the highest French distinction for fighting in France during WWII. George later taught for several years at Parsons Middle School and Parsons High School. He achieved his doctoral degree in educational leadership at the University of Arkansas. George completed his career in education as a professor and student teacher supervisor at Pittsburg State University.
Survivors include his children, Peggy Joyce Bebb of Kalispell, Montana, Leo Everett Hudiburg and wife Janene of Pittsburg and Kenneth Joe Hudiburg and wife Michelle of Fort Scott; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Joyce, he was also preceded in death by his parents and his son-in-law, Jim Bebb.
The Rev. Virgil Peck will conduct a graveside service Thursday at Fort Scott National Cemetery under the direction of Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home with military honors provided by the U.S. Army National Guard honor detail.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to PSU College of Education Department of Teaching and Leadership. Contributions may be left in the care of the funeral home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701.
Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.