William Giles

William Alvin "Bill" Giles

Saturday, December 20th, 1930 - Friday, February 14th, 2020
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William “Bill” A. Giles, 89 of Cummings, KS passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 14, 2020, due to an automotive accident.
A parish prayer service will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS with Fr. Jeremy Heppler, OSB as celebrant. The family will receive friends following the service until 4:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans or American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at
Bill was born December 20, 1930 in Atchison, KS, the son of Oscar and Louise (Arensberg) Giles. He attended Atchison High School and then entered the United States Navy, serving from 1948 to 1953. Bill worked as a mechanic at KC Flying Service, the Atchison Fire Department for three years and Atchison Police Department for seventeen years and Carrigan Lumber for twenty five years. Bill was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and then St. Joseph Catholic Church, Nortonville, KS. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion. Bill like to travel, play cards, working outdoors, wood working and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Bill married Charlotte C. Hegarty on September 7, 1953 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Atchison, KS. She also passed unexpectedly on Friday, February 14, 2020 due to the accident. They had been married for sixty-six years. Survivors include a son David Giles, Cummings, KS, three daughters, Eileen (Eddie) Frad, Atchison, KS, Mary Jeanne Bond (Darryl Kuntz), Lancaster, KS, Barbara Baker, Atchison, KS a brother Gerald (Patty) Giles, Atchison, KS, eleven grandchildren, three step grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren, twelve step great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Richard Giles, two sisters, Marie Schmeling and Betty Reeves, one grandchild and one great grandchild.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Chapel
    800 Kansas Ave.
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 1:00pm
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Chapel
    800 Kansas Ave.
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Parish Prayer Service at 1:00 pm Sat, followed by visitation until 4:00 pm
    Fr. Jeremy Heppler
  • Interment

    Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    10253 Hwy 7
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
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    Will be at a later date


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Posted at 10:21pm made my life so much better when I was around you..All the years at the police department and then at the lumberyard...You were always silly and good-hearted...That grin was just part of you...I know you would always run and hide when I came into the lumberyard.....always saying what project are you up to now!!! If it was making bingo boards or birdhouses..he was always there to help and give you a hard time too!!! RIP good buddy and take care of the cute little CC too......

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