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Ernest Wint

August 4, 1923 — May 23, 2016

Ernest Lynn Wint, 92, of Independence, Kansas passed away with his family by his side Monday evening, May 23.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the Webb and Rodrick Funeral Home in Independence with the Reverend Melanie Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence.
Visitation hours will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016, with the family receiving friends in the evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The family has suggested memorials to the First United Methodist Church in Independence. Contributions may also be left at the Webb and Rodrick Funeral Home.
Ernest was born August 4, 1923, in Independence, Kansas to Arthur and Cynthia Wint. He graduated from Independence High School and Independence Community College.
Ernest enjoyed music and played the guitar with his brother, Vernon and friends in a band called the Stardust Melodeers. They played for the Amos and Rodrick Funeral Home advertisements on the KGGF Coffeyville radio station. They also played for area schools and dances many times receiving pie and cake for payment. His brothers, Merle and Vernon, preceded him in death.
On May 23, 1948, Ernest was united in marriage to Rosella Ruth Wallace and the couple made their home in Independence. Ernest passed away on the couples sixty-eighth wedding anniversary.
Ernest began farming with his father. He was raised on a farm that was settled by his grandfather, John Miller in the 1880's. Wint returned to the family farm during World War II expanding the original farm tract. He began terracing, and building ponds and waterways. After their marriage, Ernest and his wife, Rosella, began a dairy operation with Rosella's parents. Ernest erected a special barn for milking, designing the structure with raised stalls and glass lines that delivered the raw milk into an adjacent room that held a 400-gallon stainless steel tank. Ernest owned and operated his own farm and was a dedicated stockman and diversified farmer for over seventy years. He raised wheat, corn, soybeans, hogs, chickens and registered Charolais cattle. He consistently practiced brush clearing, tree removal, crop rotation, and no-till farming.
Ernest was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Farm Bureau, and the Montgomery County Soil Conservation organization. In 2011, as a landowner who had made a tremendous impact on conservation practices throughout the decades, Ernest received the Ashcraft Award, sponsored by Ashcraft Tire Company, from the Montgomery County Soil Conservation district.
Ernest was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Rosella of the home, one son Dr. Stan Wint and wife, Julie of Gardner, Kansas and one daughter, Mary Jo Dancer of Independence. He had three grandsons: Bill Dancer and wife, Jenn of Little Elm, Texas; Frank Dancer and wife, Julianna of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and David Dancer and wife, Brittany of Dallas, Texas. He had five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers for the service will be Bill Dancer, Frank Dancer, David Dancer, Larry Wint, Matthew Wint, and Michael Wint. Honorary pallbearers for the service will be Jim Collins and Justin Atkins.
Webb & Rodrick Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Visitation


Webb Rodrick Chapel
306 W Main
Independence, KS  67301
Friday, May 27, 2016
9:00 a.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.

Webb Rodrick Chapel
306 W Main
Independence, KS  67301
Friday, May 27, 2016
6:00 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.

Service


Celebration of Life Seravices

Webb Rodrick Chapel
306 W Main
Independence, KS  67301
Saturday, May 28, 2016
10:00 a.m.

Cemetery


Mount Hope Cemetery
N Penn Avenue
Independence, KS  67301

Memorial Contributions


First United Methodist Church
200 S Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
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