‘Pete’ Callison

Walter L. “Pete” Callison, 81, of Yates Center died Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
He was born March 7, 1928, in Hutchison, the son of Cloud Elisha and Lillian Ruth (Payne) Callison.
On Oct. 27, 1947, he married Clarine Grace Keller. The couple lived in various locations over the 20 years he served in the U.S. Navy. He retired in 1965.
In 1966 he entered the ministry, pastoring in Baptist, and later Methodist, churches. In 1990, the couple retired in Yates Center. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Yates Center. His wife died June 25, 2009.
He is survived by four sons, Larry Callison and his wife Phillis, Miami, Okla., John Callison and his wife Linda, Joplin, Mo., Winford Callison and his wife Raylene, Cabot, Ark., and Leon Leonard and his wife Hope, Rogers, Ark.; a daughter, Patty Gottschalk and her husband Robbie, Ozark, Mo.; a great-uncle, Ed Callison, Wichita, formerly of Yates Center; a brother, Bob, and his wife Bertie, Mount Vernon, Ill.; a sister, Edna Scoggans, Mount Sterling, Ill.; grandchildren, Allen Callison and his wife Aletha, Coahoma, Texas, Tina Morgan, Miami, Okla., Lee Lofton, Commerce, Okla., Grace McManus and her husband James, Cassville, Mo., Brad Callison and his wife Renee, Mesa, Ariz., Victoria Callison, Cabot, Ark., LaTricia Sparks and her fiance Derek King, Wichita, Charles Sparks and his wife Karina, Houston, Texas, Christina Leonard, Bentonville, Ark., and Leslie Leonard, Rogers, Ark.; and several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, Gene and John Austin, died earlier.
He donated his body to the University of Kansas Medical Center for research.
A memorial service for Walter and Clarine Callison will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at United Methodist Church in Yates Center.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church of Yates Center or the Alzheimer’s Association.
McGilley Midtown Chapel of Kansas City, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.