William M. Pendergraft, 52, of Garden City, who had been an engineer with Northern Natural Gas Co, for 20 years, died Monday at his home here of apparent self-inflicted gun shot wounds. Born on April 14, 1911, at Tucumcari, N. M., he moved to Finney county in 1950 from Mullinville.
He was a member of the Baptist church.
He is survived by a son, Gene, Garden City; daughter, Mrs. Marsha Munoz, Garden City; father, Henry J. Pendergraft, Wilmore; brothers, George, Ft. Smith, Va., and Charles, Wilmore; sisters, Mrs. Flora Drury and Mrs. Julia Elwell, both of Topeka.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Phillips White Funeral Home, Garden City. Rev. Jon Wade Lurtz, officiating. Additional services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, at the Baptist church in Wilmore with Rev. Ernest Lawrence officiating.
Burial will be in Wilmore cemetery.
Henry Joshua "Josh" Pendergraft, husband of Flocie (Patterson) Pendergraft; father of William M. Pendergraft.
Flocie Wilkerson (Patterson) Pendergraft, wife of Henry Joshua Pendergraft; mother of William M. Pendergraft.
Charles Arnold Pendergraft, son of Henry Joshua and Flocie (Patterson) Pendergraft; brother of William M. Pendergraft.
Helen Margaret (Wood) Pendergraft, wife of Charles A. Pendergraft; daughter-in-law of of Henry Joshua and Flocie (Patterson) Pendergraft; sister-in-law of William M. Pendergraft.
Charles Arnold, Jr. & Ralph Wayne Pendergraft, sons of Charles and Helen Margaret (Wood) Pendergraft; grandsons of Henry Joshua and Flocie (Patterson) Pendergraft.
Jack Vernon Pendergraft, son of Charles and Helen Margaret (Wood) Pendergraft; grandson of Henry Joshua and Flocie (Patterson) Pendergraft.
Samuel & Christina (Baird) Booth
Parents of 13 children; ancestors of many people in Comanche & Kiowa counties in Kansas; grandparents of Helen Margaret (Wood) Pendergraft.
Christina Sadie (Booth) Wood Griffin, mother of Helen Margaret (Wood) Pendergraft.
The BOOTH Descendants of The Bairds of Lanarkshire in Comanche and Kiowa Counties, Kansas.
Richard Samuel Wood, brother of Helen Margaret (Wood) Pendergraft.
Ruth Mae (Wood) Baker, sister of Helen Margaret (Wood) Pendergraft.
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