Rev. Paul R. Hett, 96, retired United Methodist minister, died at 9:55 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, at Parsons Presbyterian Manor.
He was born Dec. 13, 1918, in Marion County, Kansas, to Conrad and Stella (Dunlap) Hett. He graduated from Marion High School in 1935 and attended Bethel College at North Newton, Kansas, and Westmar College at LeMars, Iowa, graduating in 1943. He graduated from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Naperville, Illinois, in 1946, and was ordained at Evangelical United Brethren Church in Holton, Kansas, in 1947.
Rev. Hett served Evangelical United Brethren and United Methodist churches at Hanover and Throop, Jewell and Mankato, Lawrence, Faith in Parsons, Dennis, Otterbein in Chanute, Urbana, and Paola. Following retirement from active ministry in 1983, he served as visitation pastor at Wesley in Parsons and supply pastor at Erie Federated and St. Paul United Methodist Church. Licensed to preach in 1940 by the Evangelical Church, Rev. Paul was one of the longest serving members of the former Kansas Conference.
Paul was also active in a number of civic organizations and served on several church related committees and associations.
He married Catherine Stull on June 4, 1944, at Topeka. She preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 1990. He married Jane Landreth Ellis on April 4, 1992, in Parsons.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Jane; daughters, Susan (Roger) Moller, LeMars, Iowa and Nancy Rehmert, Parsons; grandsons, Todd Moller and Ben Rehmert (Kayla) and great-granddaughter, Khloie Rehmert; stepsons, Jeffrey (Carol Lynne) Ellis, Lake Quivira, and Jim Ellis, Parsons; step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Funeral services were 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Parsons with the Rev. Margaret Johnson and the Rev. Warren Hett officiating. Burial was to be 2 p.m. Wed., Sept.16. at Topeka Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Wesley United Methodist Church. They may be left at or sent to Carson-Wall funeral home at 112 N. 26th St.,
Parsons KS 67357.