Edmund Lee McCabe, 89, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society of Ellis.
He was born Aug. 1, 1929, in Coffeyville to Lester and Ella (Penn) McCabe. He was a 1948 graduate of Bunker Hill High School and attended Salt City Business College in Hutchinson.
He was married for 63 years to Martha Jean (Sandidge). She preceded him in death in 2016. In 1950, he began a 35 year career with Laughlin-Simmons Co. of Oklahoma City, as an oil field surveyor. In 1985 he began his own oil field survey company “American Elevations, Inc.”, retiring in 1996. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in Japan and Korea with the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953.
He was a member of the Russell and Hays Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha Lee McCabe, Wichita, and Amy Stump and husband, Frank, Thornton, Colo.; a daughter-in-law, Teresa McCabe, Quitman, Ga.; a grandson, Matthew Dorzweiler, Hutchinson; two granddaughters, Sara Masura and husband, Jon, Bayfield, Colo., and Lisa Dorzweiler, Wichita; four-step-grandchildren, Nathan Dreiling and wife, Kasey, Hays, Scott Stump and wife, Sarah, Macon, Ga., Jim Stump, Portland, Ore., and Jennifer (Stump)Patterson and husband, Leonard, Renton, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Henry and Minnie Mae (Austin) Sandidge; a son, John Ed McCabe; his brothers, Lester, Raymond, Irvin “Toot”, and an infant brother, Bardell; and two sisters, Rocena Ulrich and Jo Ella Patterson.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Hays; private family inurnment will be at a later date. Military honors will be conducted by the Hays V.F.W. Post No. 9076.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church, Hays in care of the mortuary.
Condolences can be left by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.