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John Worden

July 17, 1940 — June 10, 2020

John Elliott Worden, 79, of Vermillion, KS, died Wednesday June 10, 2020, at Community Hospital of Onaga, KS. Visitation was Sunday, June 14, from noon until 8 p.m. at Padden Funeral Chapel in Frankfort. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 15 at the Winifred Baptist Church in Winifred. Aaron Gee officiated. Pianists were Linda Argo and Ruth Gee. The hymns were "God on the Mountain" and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were Kevin Worden, John Worden, Jim Impellizzeri, Lance Murrow, Johnny Worden and Luke Worden. Burial was in the Vermillion Cemetery. John was born July 17, 1940, in Bay City, Michigan to Frederick and Marion (Meyer) Worden. He joined the Army in 1958 and was honorably discharged in 1961. He met Marjorie Berry and they married July 9, 1960. They had three children together: Kevin John, John Frederick and Teresa Jo. Marjorie preceded him in death, March 31, 2002. He married Carol White in 2003. He worked for Gibsons in Greenville, MI, starting in 1965 through 1990. He and Marjorie moved to Vermillion in December 1990. After arriving in Kansas, he worked for the city of Vermillion from 1991-1996. He also drove a school bus for USD #380 for over twenty years. He and Marjorie started the Vermillion Rodeo in September 1991, which ran successfully for eight years. John loved animals. He raised and trained over 200 AQHA horses during his lifetime. John accepted our Lord and was baptized in 2002 at the Winifred Baptist Church. He underwent a double lung transplant August 2010 and was very thankful for the gift of the nine years and 10 months that gave him. Survivors include his loving wife Carol; children, Kevin (Elizabeth), John (Barbara) and Teresa (Jim); step children, Brenda and Lance (Sarah); grandchildren, Rebekah (Nate), Luke (Makayla), John (Kayla), Nicole, Tony, Jake, Kylla, Hailey and Jenna; and great grandchildren, Nathaniel, Abigail, (one due in November) Kamila and John "Jack"; brother, William (Bev); and sister, Kathy (Herb) Shine. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie; parents, Frederick and Marion (Meyer) Worden; and brother, Frederick Worden. A memorial fund is established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Padden Funeral Chapel. Funeral service for John Worden To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Worden, please visit our flower store.

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