Loren L. Noel
Loren L. Noel
98, passed away Monday, February 29th, in Abilene. He was born September 26, 1917 in the Detroit Community, the son of Abram and Edith (Frey) Noel. Growing up in the Buckeye Community, Loren attended rural Glenwood Grade School, Talmage High School, Upland Academy in California and graduated from Chapman High School with the class of 1935 . On March 26, 1941, he married Alberta Gish. All of their 73 years of married life was spent farming in the Talmage Community. Loren and Alberta spent thirty winters volunteering at the McAllen Medical Hospital in McAllen, Texas. Alberta preceded Loren in death August 14, 2014. Loren was a member of the Talmage United Methodist Church and active in many local organizations including the Dickinson County Extension Board, Buckeye Township Board, F.H.A. Board, Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Association, Talmage Co-op, Central Kansas Free Fair Board, Kansas State Fair Board Association, Talmage Lions Club and served as president of the Dickinson County Farm Bureau. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Connie Rae; granddaughter, Julie Bissey; parents; step mother, Esther Minter Noel; and four brothers, Dale, Paul, Raymond and Eldon Noel.
Survived by: 2 Daughters; Muriel (Ray) Woods of Manhattan
Rhonda (Mark) Thornburrow of Manhattan
2 Sons Kent Noel of Kenya
Gregg (Sherri) Noel of Abilene
Grandchildren Jodie (Chad) Bartelson of Wellington
Jacie (Dan) Lunt of Thornton, CO
Tara Noel of Longmont, CO
Mitchel Thornburrow of Manhattan
Jeff Bissey of Florida
Great-grandchildren Leah and Brett Bissey
2 Sisters Evelyn Lichty of Pennsylvania
Vivian (Eugene) Gramm of California
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, March 5th, at the Talmage United Methodist Church with Pastor Ken Stout officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30 – 6:30 PM Friday, March 4th, at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions in his name be given to The Talmage United Methodist Church, the Talmage Historical Museum or the Hospice of Dickinson County. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.