Orlin Ard Sr.

Orlin Everett Ard Sr., 95, died Saturday, Sept., 12, 2009.
He was born Aug. 9, 1914, in Phoenix, Ariz., the son of Lester and Ethel (Bradford) Ard. He moved to Elsmore when he was one. He graduated from Pittsburg State Teacher’s College and served as superintendent of schools in Elsmore and Saffordville.
He worked for Beech Aircraft at Pearl Harbor during World War II. In 1948, he moved to Wichita and worked for Boeing Aircraft until his retirement as a senior supervisor.
He was a 65-year Mason and member of Scottish Rite. He was a former president of Pleasant Valley Lions Club, Boy Scouts leader and had been an active community volunteer.
He is survived by sons, Orlin “Bill” Everett Jr. and his wife, Donna, Wichita, and Nicholas and his wife, Naomi, Maize; grandchildren, Mike Ard, Melody, and her husband, Blake Spurney, and Kevin Ard; sisters, Maxine Stansfield, Escondido, Calif., Gladys Bertrand, Hutchinson, and Wilma Rigsby, Littleton, Colo.; and a brother, Edgar, Exeter, Calif.
His wife of 61 years, Margaret Frances (Goyette), and sisters, Darlene Bigelow and Leona Curry, died earlier.
Family visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Cochran Mortuary, 1411 N. Broadway, Wichita.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Elsmore Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2258 Marigold, Wichita, KS 67204. To leave a condolence for the family go to cochranmortuary.com.