Share |
thumb

Linn County News

Published July 22, 2020

 

Charles (Charlie) C. Dunlop, age 79, of Parker, Kan., passed away Friday, July 17, 2020. Charlie was born on May 18, 1941, to Walter Dunlop and Nellie (Long) Dunlop. Charlie graduated from Parker Rural High School in 1959. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Lee Wilson on June 17, 1962. This union was blessed with three children.

Charlie was an entrepreneur who spent his life building an agricultural empire in conjunction with his family. Walter Dunlop & Sons was his first family owned farm with his father and brother Raymond. The Parker Hardware Store and Elevator was purchased in the 1960s with his brothers. In 1965, Walter Dunlop & Sons purchased the land which became the Dunlop Fruit Farm. The Dunlop Fruit Farm served the community and beyond for almost two decades. In the 1980s, Walter Dunlop & Sons was changed to Dunlop Farms, Inc., a family farm that is now seeing a fifth generation of Dunlop farming in Linn County. Charlie spent decades working alongside his father, siblings, children and grandchildren. Farming and family were at the center of his life.

In his free time, Charlie enjoyed a variety of activities. There are many family stories about his prowess during a lively game of pitch, pool or ping pong. Charlie enjoyed fishing in local ponds and even traveled to Canada and Texas to enjoy other fishing venues. Charlie enjoyed hunting and his yearly hunting exchanges with lifetime friends from western Kansas and Colorado. Later in life, Charlie enjoyed gardening and canning with his wife Carolyn and “snowbirding” winters in Texas. Charlie was an avid fan of the Chiefs football, KU basketball and any activity in which his children or grandchildren were involved. He was a passionate supporter of Fox News and sports commentary.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents; and three siblings, Walter (Gene) Dunlop, Dorothy Dunlop Cox and Dale Dunlop (infant).

Charlie is survived by wife Carolyn; children Douglas, Darin and Dierra – their spouses Pam, Teah and Pete respectively; siblings Raymond and Fern – their spouses Jessie and Roger; 12 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Reception is 3-7 p.m. Wednesday July 22, 2020, at Dunlop Farms. Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Parker Methodist Church. Burial will be at Parker Cemetery. Memorials are to the Charles C. Dunlop Agricultural Memorial Scholarship sent c/o Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home, P.O. Box 430, Osawatomie, KS 66064.

OBITUARIES

Howard “Carl” Francis 05-07-2932 to 03-6-2020

thumb

    Linn County News Published April , 2020   Howard "Carl" Francis, age 87, Blue Mound, Kan. passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020. He was born on May 7, 1932 in Blue Mound, Kan. the son of Lonnie and Vesta Hopewell Francis. He graduated from... [More]

Margaret Alice Wilson 02-15-1933 to 02-23-2020

thumb

    Published in the Linn County News Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020 Margaret Alice Wilson, age 87, Paola, Kan. passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.  She was born on February 15, 1933 in Cass County, Mo. the daughter of Henry Earl(Ramey) Russell and Olive Darlene... [More]

Marion Earl Farley 08-25-1933 to 02-18-2020

thumb

    Linn County News Published Feb. 26, 2020   Marion Earl Farley, age 86, Grandview, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. He was born on Aug. 25, 1933, in Ottawa, Kan., the son of Homer and Cleo... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

NOTICE: Section of K-7 to close for pipe replacement project

thumb

    The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will close a section of K-7 in Linn County on Tuesday, Aug. 18, to replace a crossroad pipe. K-7 will be closed between county roads 1700 and 1800 the entire day, reopening in the evening. Traffic should use... [More]

Mound City Lake sale discussed; ideas broached

thumb

Selling the Mound City Lake west of Mound City is not a new thought for councils. At their regular City Council meeting Monday evening the idea was broached again with discussion of how the money from the sale could be used to improve the city. After tabling an agenda item... [More]

USD 344 approves learning environment guidelines for upcoming year

thumb

The Pleasanton USD 344 board of education held a special meeting on Monday, Aug. 3, to discuss and take action on the negotiations with staff and the learning environment guidelines for the opening of schools. The board opened the meeting and approved the negotiations as presented... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Cable Wareham captures National High School Rodeo championship

thumb

Cable Wareham of Whiting captured the National High School Rodeo championship during the National High School Rodeo Finals in Guthrie, Okla., from July 17 to July 23. Wareham, who is related to the Leisure family here in Linn County, competed in bronc riding at the rodeo and... [More]

This week in baseball history: July 22-28

thumb

Let’s continue our series on this week in baseball history. We will look at one historic event per day for the upcoming week in baseball. A full list for historic events in baseball for each day can be found at Nationalpastime.com.  Walter Johnson sets pitching milestone... [More]

More Sports

Linn County News Political Primary Forum
Re-Elect James Brun County Attorney
PLEASANTON WEATHER