Theodore E. Ditty

Theodore E. Ditty

Theodore E. Ditty

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Theodore “Ted” E. Ditty, 89, of Calhoun, Missouri, died Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Missouri State Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Missouri.

Theodore E. Ditty
Theodore E. Ditty

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Leeton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harvey Beach officiating.  Pallbearers will be James David Ditty, James Everett Huggins, Brian Leonard, Howard Early, Matt Morgan and John Morgan. Honorary pallbearers will be Alvin Crooks, Norman Silkwood, Thomas Miller and Floyd Coffer.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday at the church.
Interment will follow at Mineral Creek Cemetery with full military honors.
He was born Jan. 21, 1926, in Pottersdale, Pennsylvania, the son of Theodore Bruce and Caroline (Strout) Ditty.
He was united in marriage to Edna Willard on July 20, 1947, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Ted served during World War II in a group known as the Liberators and liberated several concentration camps in Germany. After his military career, Ted worked as an electrician for Missouri Pacific Railroad for 39 years and retired in 1986. He was a member of the Leeton United Methodist Church, a life member of the Leeton Lions Club and a member of the Windsor VFW.
Ted is survived by his wife, Edna; one son, Paul Roger Ditty, of Wichita, Kansas; one daughter, Nancy Huggins, and husband, Randy, of Leeton; two sisters, Carolyn Merch, and husband, Joseph, of Des Moines, Iowa; and Letha Plubell, of Morrisdale, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Juessica Huggins, of Calhoun; James Everett Huggins, of Leeton; and James David Ditty and wife, Alicia, of Wichita; and five great-grandchildren, Blake Costes, Karlee Leonard and Grayson Theodore Leonard, all of Calhoun; Cecil James Huggins and Allison Huggins, both of Leeton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and five sisters.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Leeton United Methodist Church and can be left in care of Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.