Thomas W. "Tom" Waltmire
September 3, 1938  -  January 9, 2019

Thomas W. "Tom" Waltmire


American Lung Association

Thomas “Tom” W. Waltmire, 80, of Independence, Kansas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
Thomas was born on September 3, 1938 in Fort Scott, Kansas. He was the son of Warren and Helen (Purkey) Waltmire. He grew up and attended school in Parsons, Kansas. During his lifetime he has lived in Parsons, Weir, Cherryvale and Independence, Kansas. Thomas was a collator operator in the printing community for several businesses in the region. On April 10, 1959 Tom married Bertha K. Cutshall in Parsons, Kansas.
He enjoyed many things in life, including crossword puzzles, baking cookies, playing cards and the piano. Most of all he was a devoted family man. Tom was also a humorous man with a big smile.
Thomas is preceded in death by his brother Paul (Earlene) Waltmire and a granddaughter Brady Lynn Fought.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Bertha “Kay” (Cutshall) Waltmire, son Joseph Waltmire, daughters: Julie (Waltmire-Fought) and husband James Groebner and Lisa and husband David Schwenker, brother Kent and wife Mona Waltmire, sisters: Shirley and husband Don Willis and Susan (Waltmire) Formenti, grandchildren: Michael and wife Justine (Ample) Fought, Jesse and wife Brandi (Wright) Fought, Teresa (Tessa Fought) and husband Ed McCoy, Aaron Schwenker, Amanda (Mandi) Schwenker, great- grandchildren: Seth Melia, Micaela Fought, J.T. Fought, Thomas Fought, Maxwell McCoy, Troy Fought, Malcolm McCoy and Marcus McCoy.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. Services will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association and can be mailed to Potts Chapel, 122 South Penn Ave., Independence, KS 67301.

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  1. Dan and Jessica Swafford
    Parsons, KS

    Tommy, thank you for always loving my entire family unconditionally. For always bringing positive vibes to all of our familu get togethers. For loving Kay for almost 60 years. You will always be in my families thoughts and prayers. May you rest easy. We love you.

  2. Jennifer Markham
    Ozark, MO

    We love you uncle Tom. So many wonderful memories of you... too numerous to name. One thing that will always comfort me is the memory of your laughter, which, when in your presence was heard often. Love you uncle Tom!

  3. Martha Blair
    Cherryvale, KS

    So sorry for your loss. Tom was such a good man. I worked with Tom for many years, he was funny, kind and a true family man. He had a great smile. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  4. Martha Blair
    Cherryvale, KS

    So sorry for your loss. Tom was such a good man. I worked with Tom for many years, he was funny, kind and a true family man. He had a great smile. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  5. Bill and Barbara Schwenker
    Cumming, GA

    Although no words can really help to ease your pain, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. We will miss him --

  6. Tim and suzy Cutshall
    CHEROKEE, KS

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. So glad we got to seen him just a few days before. God Bless

  7. Sharon Kiister
    Cherryvale, KS

    Friend for over 50 years. So many memories of all the good times our family and his spent visiting. Rest in peace.

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