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Joseph E. “Joe” Tarbutton

May 27, 2016

Maple Hill-Joseph E. “Joe” Tarbutton, 82, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at the St. Marys Manor.

He was born June 21, 1933 at Maple Hill the son of Earl W. and Mildred Seitz Tarbutton.  Joe graduated from Maple Hill High School and lived in the Maple Hill community nearly all of his life.

Joe was a salesman for several different auto parts stores and had been a bookkeeper.  He had worked at the Topeka V.A. Hospital where he met Donna D. Vanlandingham.  They were united in marriage on July 24, 1954 in Topeka.  She preceded him in death on April 9, 2014.

Survivors include a son, Joe Dee Tarbutton, Maple Hill; two daughters, Vanessa (Jon) Paine and Kim (Randy) Wild, all of Maple Hill 7 grandchildren, Becky (Barry) Sandstrom, Jonny (Jennifer) Paine, Kristy (Phil) Lewis, Shannon (Wade) Heim, Randy (Beth) Wild, Mandy (Michael) Hammersmith and Aimee (Brandon) Mosley; 10 great-grandchildren, Junne, James, Parker, Brigham, Tinley, Madison, Kenadee, Kate, Cora and Mailey.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, June2, 2015at the Maple Hill Community Congregational Church.  Interment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Tarbutton will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M. Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the  St. Marys Manor Bus Fund or Grace Hospice and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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15 thoughts on “Joseph E. “Joe” Tarbutton

  1. Kim, Vanessa, JoDee & Family, You are all in our thoughts & prayers, we were so sorry about the loss of Dad, our deepest sympathy to all of you.

    Gary & Sandie

  2. Dear Vanessa and family,
    Was so sorry to hear of your Fathers’ passing. It has been a sad month this May with so many gone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love from Joe and Pauline Conley

  3. To Joe’s Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss.
    May he rest in peace & God Speed……
    ~The Stum’s ~ Sis & Wilbur,Jr.

  4. Kim, Vanessa and Joe Dee and your families,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Hope you find comfort in knowing that he is back together again with Donna. And you have two wonderful guardian angels looking after your families. He will be missed. God bless and thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  5. Kim, Joe Dee, Vanessa and Families,
    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, you’re all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, you sleep..

  6. Hugs to you, my dear friends, Kim, Vanessa and JoeDee…..

    Warm thoughts and love sent to you during this sad time, may God give you peace and comfort. My deepest sympathy to each of you and your families…..love you! Cindi Mac…..

  7. So very sorry to hear about your loss. What a great man . my thought &prayers are with the family . My God bless you all .

  8. Dear Vanessa, Kim, JoDee aand families,
    Was so saddened to hear of your dad passing. Such a hard thing to lose a parent, a grandpa, a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you… seems May 2016 will always be a sad month for our families to remember. God be with you all, Love Leslie Paine

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