Clyde Eugene Boone, 76, of Toronto, Kansas, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017. Clyde was born July 30, 1941, in Eureka, KS, the son of Kenneth Clyde and Dorothy Lorene (Lawrence) Boone. He grew up in Neal, KS, and attended Neal Grade School before graduating from Toronto High School. On January 20, 1960, he and Maxia Mary Davis were married in Eureka. They became the parents of four children. Following high school Clyde worked for area farmers and then for Continental Telephone. He then served as Superintendent for the City of Toronto for 30 years until his retirement in 2003. He was also a stockman all his life. He was a member of the Elks Club in Iola and the Kansas Livestock Association and was the first President of the Toronto Saddle Club. He and Maxia suffered the loss of their infant daughter, Beth Cleorene, in 1964. He was also preceded in death by his parents. He leaves Maxia, his wife of more than 57 years; his children, Eric Boone and wife Julie, Yates Center, KS, Mariana Gulick and husband Gary “Chop”, Eureka, and Cheryl DeHaven and husband Paul, Wellington, KS; seven grandchildren, Jared Boone, Jessica Boone, Chad Gulick and wife Kelli, Tasha Gulick, Levi Gulick, Stacey Allen and husband Brandon, and Kirby Woods and husband Danny; six great-grandchildren, Briona, Landon, and Braxton Woods, and Emma, Natalynn, and Chason Gulick; his brothers and sisters, Carolyn Sue McDonalad (Art), Patty Thornton (Don), all of Eureka, Tom Boone (Cindy), Augusta, KS, Jim Boone (Rhonda), Eureka, and Rhonda Stapleford (Harold), Fredonia, KS; a number of nieces and nephews; many other relatives and friends. Clyde was a loving husband and father and especially enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed time spent with his horses, cattle and baling hay. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Toronto United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Toronto Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell Funeral Home in Yates Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends for Life or the Toronto American Legion and Auxiliary and may be sent in care of the funeral home. 

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