Perry A. Corke, age 87, of Quinter, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Gove County Medical Center – Long Term Care. He was born November 10, 1926 in rural Sheridan County to Ray G. and Rena Floy (Breeden) Corke. He was a Hoxie High School graduate. Perry went on to serve our country during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps.
On July 19, 1953, Perry was united in marriage to Betty L. White. They have enjoyed 60 years of marriage together. Betty survives him. Perry owned and operated Perry’s Electric for many years. He started his career working on appliances, and as his experience developed, he went out on his own as an electrician. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
Perry is survived by his wife, Betty; three daughters, Treva Corke of Quinter, Rena and husband Paul Finster of Overland Park, and Lora Gurley of Overland Park; four grandchildren Dan and Sarah Gurley and Nathan and Aaron Finster, all of Overland Park; a brother Kenneth Corke of Goodland; and four sisters Frances Corke of Pratt, Paula Koogler of DeBary, Florida, Kathryn Morgan of Smith Center, and Lois Kaiser of Hartford, South Dakota.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Verna Corke.
Services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 21, 2014, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, rural Studley. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to service time at the church.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Caring and Sharing Fund, Gideon’s International, or Hospice Service, Inc. and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.schmittfuneral.com.