Herman M. Lovett

Herman M. Lovett, 87, died April 17 in Wichita.

He was born July 9, 1925 in Leech, Okla., the son of Monroe and Bessie Hoopengarner Lovett.

Herman was a Navy veteran who served in World War II. He worked for Boeing in Wichita, as a road maintainer in Oklahoma, and for the city of Florence for nine years.

He is survived by wife, Vernal of Florence; stepson, William Rodden of Denver, Colo.; sons, Edsel of Augusta and Herman Jr. of Lawrence; a daughter, Linda Kay Bean of Houston, Texas; a brother, Joe of Sacramento, Calif.; three sisters, Faye Rader of Tulsa, Okla., Bessie Cooley of Sacramento, Calif., and Dollie Lou Rapp of Tulsa, Okla.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

The funeral was 2 p.m. Monday at Zeiner Funeral Home in Florence. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery with military rites.

A memorial has been established with the American Legion Post in Florence.

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