VASSAR — Charles E. Sypher, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka, Kansas at the age of 80. He was born on March 9, 1939 in Mullinville, Kansas, the son of Orville E. and Ovie E. (Pedigo) Sypher.
At an early age, the family moved to Greensburg, Kansas where Charles attended elementary school and graduated from Greensburg High School in 1957. After graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force National Guard while working for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline. In 1962 Charles enrolled at Fort Hays State University and later transferred to Emporia State University where he received his BS in Psychology and MS as a School Psychologist. He was employed as a school psychologist in Storm Lake, Iowa, Oberlin, Kansas and as Director of Special Education in Ottawa, Kansas and the ANW Coop in SE KS as Asst. Director. He later returned to Ottawa as Director of Special Education where he retired in 2003.
Charles was a member of the Appanoose Baptist Church, where he served on several boards, and he was on the Board of Directors in the South Shore Homeowners Association at Vassar.
Charles was united in marriage to LaDean Smith in 1963 at Agra, Kansas. They enjoyed 56 years of marriage.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Terry.
Charles is survived by his wife LaDean of the home; his three sons, Jeffrey C. Sypher and wife Tracey of Melvern, Kansas, Dustin S. Sypher of Lawrence, Kansas and Michael D. Sypher and wife Sarah of Lawrence, Kansas; three grandchildren, Jasper Sypher, William Knapp and Aniyah Sypher; four step grandchildren, Steffen King, Shannon McMahon, Noah Powell and Jordan DiGennaro; and several great-grandchildren.
Memorial services for Charles will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 10 at the Appanoose Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Appanoose Baptist Church or Midland Hospice Care, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS. 66451.