July 3, 2022

Forrest Duane “Pete” Pelton


Forrest Duane “Pete” Pelton, 74, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at his home.

He was born June 15, 1942 at Liberal, KS, the son of Forrest and Hope (Sandusky) Pelton.

He married Ellen Hook December 31, 1966 at Las Vegas, NM. She survives.

Pete was a graduate of Turpin High School, class of 1961. He was a Machinist for Beech Aircraft, retiring in 1987 after 30 years of service. He enjoyed going to auctions, garage sales, listening to RadioBay and was a collector of antiques. In his latter years he would attend many events to visit with others and especially telling stories with his friends at the Hutch’s Coffee Group. He also enjoyed spending time at the Turpin Senior Center. He was a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church in Liberal, KS. 

He is also survived by daughter- Kara Pelton of Blanchard, OK; Brother- Richard Pelton and wife Dannie of Turpin, OK; mother in law – Maria F. Hook of Baker, OK; sister in law- Lidia Hook Gray and husband Wayne of Liberal, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister- Lina Gale Albright.

Funeral Ceremony will be 10:00 am Thursday June 23, 2016 at Miller Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Rex Petty officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Baker Methodist Church or Friendship Meals in care of Miller Mortuary PO Box 826 Liberal, KS 67905.