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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Obituary: Elmon Redell ‘Tony’ Cobb

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  •  Elmon Redell “Tony” Cobb, 95, resident of rural Galva, passed away on June 17, 2014. He was born Nov. 6, 1918 at Forsyth, Montana, and moved to Galva in 1920.
    On Aug. 21, 1941, he was married to Barbara L. Holderman until her passing in 2007. He was preceded in death by two children, Reba and Richard.
    He retired as lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force and served as a fighter pilot during World War II in Europe, North Africa, Philippines, Okinawa and Japan. He also served as a bomber pilot over North Korea. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 6 oak-leaf clusters, and campaign medals with 11 battle stars.  He was the professor of air science at Wichita State University from 1954-57.
    He was an honorary lifetime member of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the McPherson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715, McPherson American Legion Post 24, McPherson Masonic Lodge 251, and McPherson Elks Lodge 502.
    He is survived by two sons, Marck (Francine) and Kinley of Galva; and two grandsons, Robert (Nicole) of Los Angeles, and Layton (Lika) of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.
     Private memorial services will be on June 19, 2014. Memorials may be contributed to the Redell and Barbara Cobb Meritorious Scholarship at McPherson College, in care of  Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460.
    The family wishes to thank the most kind and loving care provided by Heartland Haven of Inman and Hospice and Home Care of Reno County.
    Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockham
    family.com.
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