Sidney Charles Hargis, 95, of Highland, KS, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, at the Hiawatha Community Hospital. He was born July 5, 1924, in Endicott, NE, the son of James Jackson Hargis and Cora Margaret Crouse Hargis.
Sidney graduated from Highland High School in 1942, attended Highland College and Kansas State University. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II as a co-pilot on a B-17 Flying Fortress, flying missions over Europe.
Sidney and Wilma Jeanne Peabody were married June 23, 1946, at the Baptist Church in Highland, KS. They celebrated 73 years of marriage.Sidney and Jeanne lived and farmed northwest of Highland from 1946 to 1986, at which time they retired to their home in Highland. In 2013 they received the Kansas Bankers Association Soil Conservation Award for conservation work done on the family farm. He also was a substitute rural mail carrier and delivered meals to shutins from the Highland Senior Citizens Center.
Sidney was a member of the Highland Presbyterian Church, Highland Baptist Church, and the Highland Christian Church. At the Christian Church he was a deacon, an elder, and treasurer, and for many years maintained the church’s beautiful lawn.
Sidney was a member of the Cedar Creek School Board, the Doniphan County REA Board of Directors, and Doniphan County Extension Council. He was a member of Smithton Lodge #1 AF&AM and served as Past Master and secretary for many years.
Sidney is survived by his wife, Wilma Jeanne, daughter Mary Lynn (Daryl) Roberts of Kansas City, MO, daughter Nancy (Dave) Cavanah of Warrensburg, MO, and son Bill (Shirley) Hargis of Highland, KS, eight grandsons, 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother James Jackson Hargis, Jr., and sister Ruth Jeanette Whitehead.
His memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., January 16, 2020, at Highland Christian Church, Pastor Tom Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery following the service.
Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. at the church prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland Christian Church.