Floyd H. Cone, 40, of 1002 N. Roosevelt, self-employed broker. Services at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Byrd-Snodgrass Funeral Home Downtown; Burial at 2:30 p.m. in Toronto, Kansas Cemetery. He died Saturday of Natural causes. Survivors include his widow, Charlene; a son, Ralph, and a daughter, Renee, Both at home. His Father Howard H. Cone, Harrison, Arkansas; his mother Mrs. Arria Dees, Wichita; his step-mother, Mrs. Caroline Cone, Harrison; two brothers, Harold, Wichita, and Kenneth H., Columbus, Ga. and six half brothers, Bill, Ishmal, J.C., Wayne, Howard, and Donald Cone; and four half sisters, Misses Carolyn, Evelon,Ethel, and Brenda Cone, all of Harrison. ":Monday, Feb. 3, 1975 Wichita Eagle Newspaper".
Floyd Herman Cone, 41, in Wichita
Floyd Herman Cone, aged 41, died at his home of an apparent heart attack in Wichita, Kansas, Saturday, February 1. He was born March 7, 1934, son of Howard H. and Arria Dees Cone. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Charlene Cone of the home; A daughter, Renee, of the home; a son, Butch, of the home.His father and step-mother, Howard H. Cone and Caroline Cone of Harrison; Eight brothers: Bill, Ishmal, J.C., Wayne, Howard,Jr., Donald; all of Harrison. Kenneth of Geogia, Harold of Wichita; four sisters:Carolyn Edwards, Evelyn Milam, Ethel Cone, and Brenda Cone of Harrison. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. today with graveside services and burial at Toronta, Kansas at 2:30 p.m. "Feb. 4, 1975; Harrison Arkansas Newspaper"
Floyd Herman Cone born March 7, 1934 in Everton, Arkansas. He was seven months old when his Mom weaned him, so she says. As a child, they moved around a lot. In 1935 or 1936 they moved to the chicken ranch in Bellfonte, Arkansas. Then moved to Toronto, Kansas in 1938, and lived on the Hibbard's Place. In 1942, hios brother, Harold Cone married Lila Evans. In the Fall of 1943, Arria, Ralph, Boyd and Floyd went back to Arkansas and Arria (Mom) went to work at the City View Camp in Harrison, Arkansas. In 1944 they moved to Wichita, Kansas and Arria got a job at Beach Aircraft Plant. They lived in the two story apartments in Plainview, Kansas, which is now part of Wichita, Kansas. In 1951 his brother, Boyd H. Cone, was killed in a car accident at the railroad tracks in Derby, Kansas. In 1951 or 1952 the apartment they lived in burned and they moved to south Roosevelt in Wichita, Kansas (Plainview). In May 1952 Floyd Cone Graduated from Plainview High School. Oct. 5, 1952 his brother Ralph Cone was killed by a drunk driver in Colorado. In 1953 his brother Kenneth Cone married Lavern Fields and Floyd went to work at Cessna Aircraft Plant. Arria helped him buy his first car. Floyd went dancing a lot and at the old Bomer Club he met Charlene Royce and asked her to dance with him. He asked her to go on a date with him on April 26, 1954. He tried to call her to cancel the date because his grandmother, Zue Missouri E. Dees had died. He took his mom (Arria) to Arkansas to take care of Zue's household things. They were gone a week.When Floyd got back he called Charlene and she would not talk to him. Finally she found out what had happened and started going out with him. To say the least, they got married September 5, 1954 in Jefferson, Iowa., returned to Wichita, Kansas and started a family. At that time Charlene worked at Boeing Aircraft Plant. On June 3, 1955, their daughter Renee Ian Cone was born. Charlene's folks called Floyd "Tony", because that is what his grandman Zue called him because she did not like the name Floyd. On Jan. 26, 1960, Their son, Ralph Allen Cone "Butch" was born. In 1964 Floyd looked up his father, Howard H. Cone, Sr. and visited him for the first time. There were many visits after that in years to come. He met his wonderful half brothers and sisters, which he came to love very much. In 19687-1968 Floyd and his familly moved to Arkansas City, Kansas. They lived on a farm while there, and he worked a stother field for Cessna Aircraft Company. In 1969 they moved back to Wichita, Kansas, and he quit his job at Cessna. He did odd jobs and finally went to work for himself. Dealing with antiques, estate sales, and stock broker. He worked a lot of long and late hours. He never met anyone he not like. He was his kids best friend. They could tell him anything, and he would listen. On Feb. 1, 1975 Floyd died of a heart attack in the house on N. Roosevelt and went to Wesley Hospital. He was buried Feb. 2, 1975 in Toronto, Kansas, by his brother Ralph Cone. Since there was not enough room for his wife to be buried beside him (because he mismeasured the plots), He was moved across the street in the new part of the cemetery. Floyd will be missed very much.
Children of Floyd Cone and Charlene May Royce are: