Obituaries

William E. Huff 1933 - 2008 De Soto

Military services for William E. Huff, 74, De Soto, were Jan. 5 at Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Marshall.
Mr. Huff died Jan. 1, 2008, at Overland Park Regional Hospital.
He was born Jan. 3, 1933, in Cross Timbers, Mo., the son of Clarence and Gertrude Huff. He attended Napton Elementary School.
Mr. Huff served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion. He worked at the Hercules Ammunition Plant near De Soto from 1965 to 1970 and at Frito-Lay in Topeka from 1970 until his retirement in 1995.
He married Ruth Bell Simmons Nov. 16, 1956, in Marshall.
Mr. Huff was preceded in death by his wife and two grandchildren.
Survivors include a son, William C. Huff of Lenexa; a daughter, Debra Whitaker of the home; four brothers, Donald Huff and James Huff, both of Marshall, Bobby Huff of Carrollton, Mo., and Charles Huff of Higbee, Mo.; five sisters, Helen Combs of Marshall, Mary Riley of Springfield, Janice Arth and Joyce Sitzes, both of Marshall, and Kathy Derboven of Renick, Mo.; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild.