Roger W. Lovett, 92 years old, of Topeka, went to his eternal rest on June 7, 2018. He was born June 22, 1925 in McPherson, the son of William M. and Sibyl B. (Warner) Lovett.
Roger joined the United States Army Air Corp in 1943 at the age of 18. He was trained as a pilot at Luke Field in Arizona and flew a B-25 bomber in the South Pacific during the last years of WWII. After the war he returned to Lawrence, where he completed college and graduated form KU Law School in 1951. He was in private practice in McPherson before being elected as McPherson County Attorney. In 1961 he moved to Oklahoma where he was owner/operator of KALV radio station in Alva. In 1972 he moved to Topeka and went to work as an attorney for the Kansas Civil Rights Commission. Flying was always his passion and in the 1950’s he joined the Air National Guard where he was a jet pilot. He retired as a Lt.
Colonel. Roger was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was proceeded in death by his parents, William and Sibyl Lovett, a sister, Eunice (Lovett) Kellley, wives, Norma Jean (Rissler) Lovett, Linda (Hendryx) Lovett, and Elsie (Bloomquist) Lovett, infant daughter Linda Jean Lovett; son Michael W. Lovett, and infant grandson James M. Hill. He is survived by wife Chris McCoy, daughters Dianne M. (Lovett) Hill; Suzanne (Lovett) Simpson; and sons James W. Lovett; and Brent R. Lovett Grandchildren Jason, Aaron and Tim Hill, Sarah Nylund, Russell and Bill Bomberger, Christopher and Jay Lovett, Audrey Lovett, Andrew and Nathan Lovett, and 16 great grandchildren. He had five stepchildren, Barbara McCoy (deceased) Chris McCoy, Patrick McCoy, Michael McCoy, and Elizabeth (McCoy) Schraeder, and 10 stepgrandchildren.