Gilbert Endicott, of Mora, died on Wednesday, October 14, 2009. He was 78 years old.
A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Kingman, Kansas
Gilbert D. Endicott passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2009 in his home in Mora, MN at the age of 78. He was born on August 13, 1931 in Wichita, KS to his parents Gilbert R. Endicott and Jeannette (Hanscome) Endicott.
Gil was a graduate of Kingman High School in Kingman, KS in 1949. Following his high school graduation he attended Knox College in Galesburg, IL receiving a degree in political science and Wichita State University where he received his degree in education. He later received a Master’s Degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS and his Masters in Administration and Special Education Certification from the University of Northern Iowa. He served in the Army for two years from 1953-55.
Gil was married to Sharon Myers on June 3, 1960 at The Congregational Church in Kiowa, KS. To this union four children were born. He served as a teacher, coach and athletic director in the Kiowa, Harper and Derby, KS school districts. The family moved to Cresco, IA in 1969. His educational responsibilities were to serve as Assistant High School Principal and Special Education Teacher. Gil and his children moved to Elkhart, KS in 1981 where he served as a Middle School Principal. He took great pride in his work as a principal in Elkhart and Cresco. There were many lives positively impacted by Mr. Endicott at these schools thanks to his care and concern for students and teachers. He retired from a distinguished career in education and moved to Hutchinson, KS.
Gil’s greatest thrills involved watching his children and grandchildren in their activities. His infectious smile and quirky sense of humor brought joy to all who knew him. He put his children and grandchildren first and foremost in his life and enjoyed family gatherings. Gil was a wonderful father and grandfather. Gil was an avid sports fan and enjoyed bowling and watching his beloved Kansas Jayhawks and Cincinnati Reds. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerome (Jerry).
Gil is survived by his children; Dave and Esther (Kopka) Endicott of Mora, MN , Cami Endicott of Mora, MN, Chris and Andrea (Larson) Endicott of Apple Valley, MN, Amanda (Endicott) and David Stiens of Kansas City, MO; seven grandchildren – Rachel and Emma Endicott, Jorunn, Larson and Finn Endicott, Jacob and Avery Stiens; sister Diane and her husband Jim Sampson.
Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Kingman, KS.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Gil Endicott Scholarship Fund. Donations may be sent to Gil Endicott Scholarship Fund; People’s National Bank 45 Union Street, Mora, MN 55051.