Donald Staten of Cedaredge died Jan. 7, 2013, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 88.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Donald Paul Staten was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Dodge City, Kan., to Paul and Thelma (Rutherford) Staten. He spent his childhood in Dodge City and graduated from Dodge City High School in May 1942. He obtained his associate of arts degree from Dodge City Junior College in May 1948, then his bachelor of science degree in education from Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia in July 1950. He received his master's of science degree from Kansas State College at Pittsburg in August 1962.
Mr Staten was previously married to Ruth Hinckley. That marriage ended in divorce. They had two daughters.
He married Mary (Harris) Bush on Nov. 23, 1994, in Tulsa, Okla. He lived in Cedaredge for the past 18 years.
He served in the U.S. Army from August 1943 until February 1946. He was an art professor and enjoyed golfing, playing pool, fishing, painting, working with stained glass and hunting for antiques.
Mr. Staten is survived by his wife, Mary of Cedaredge; two daughters, Trinette Nelson and spouse Terry of Wichita, Kan., and Yvette O'Hara of Golden; one sister, Thelma Mead of Canada; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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