Charles Ingrim

Charles Ingrim

Saturday, November 5th, 1938 Monday, November 16th, 2020

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Obituary for Charles Newton Ingrim Jr.

Charles Ingrim Jr., retired teacher, passed away November 16, 2020.
Charles was born to Charles Ingrim Sr. and Gladys (Corzine) Ingrim in Wichita, Kansas November 5, 1938. He married Sharon Ingersoll June 15, 1957. He was a graduate of Wichita High School West, earned his BS from Kansas State University, MS from Pittsburg State University, and 30+ graduate hours from Fort Hays State University.

Charles was a Cold War veteran, serving his country in the Army, with an honorable discharge. He taught school in USD 323 for 30 years, retiring in 1996. He enjoyed teaching his students, and always tried to give back to his community. He served on the Westmoreland City Council for 4 years, was a city Pride volunteer, Boy Scout leader for 8 years, volunteer fireman and ambulance driver for 16 years. He was a class sponsor for 19 years, and a high school sponsor for 6 senior class trips to the Ozarks. He served as an Elder in his Church, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Derby. He joined the Kansas Freemasons in 1982, and was a member of Derby lodge No. 365.

Above all Chuck loved his family, was so proud to welcome his twin sons into the world, and very proud of his grandchildren, and all they have accomplished.

After family his second love was trains, both the real ones, and modeling, and the friends he made through that hobby. He built layouts at every house he lived in; most were in constant construction mode. He was a lifetime member of the National Model Railroader Association.

He was an avid K-State fan, always cheering them on, win or lose.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law, Violet Ingersoll Grattan, father-in-laws, Carl Ingersoll and Owen Grattan, sister-in-law, Jeanne McDonough and brother-in-law, Virgil Newman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Sharon, sons David (Debby) and Daniel (Linda), grandchildren Trevor, Katelin, Bethany, Amy, Jennifer, sister Rosalee Newman, brother-in-law Ron McDonough, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 12:00 to 7:00 pm at Smith Family Mortuary.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the family will have a private service and burial.

Memorials to First Presbyterian Church, 324 North Baltimore Avenue, Derby, KS 67037.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 19th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 7:00pm
    Smith Family Mortuary Chapel
    1415 N. Rock Rd.
    Derby, Kansas
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    Thursday, November 19th, 2020
    12:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    First Presbyterian Church of Derby
    324 N. Baltimore
    Derby, Kansas
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    Ben Ray
  • Interment

    White Chapel Memorial Gardens
    1806 N. Oliver Ave.
    Wichita, Kansas
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Ramona Gramly

42 years ago, uncle Charles built me a cedar hope chest. Now that I am older, I am amazed at the time and expense he must’ve put into that project. He was generous like that and creative and industrious.
Comment | Posted at 05:22pm via Condolence

Richard & Sherry Bordwell

Richard & Sherry Bordwell
I think Chuck must have read every article written about cars. I've been in the car business for over 40 years yet Chuck would drop by and tell me about some awesome fact about cars I'd never heard of. Always kept me on my toes. Gonna miss him!
Comment | Posted at 10:42am via Condolence

Harry Simpson

Rest Charles, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Army.
Comment | Posted at 07:23pm via Condolence

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