Donald Keith Noble, 86, of Sabetha died Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the Sabetha Community Hospital.
Don was born on August 10, 1924, the son of Wesley E. Noble and Bertha B. (Kyle) Noble at Oneida, Kansas.
He attended Oneida school.
He entered the United States Army on September 24, 1943 and served with Company G, 119
Infantry Regiment, the “Old Hickory Division” until December 9, 1945 when he was honorably discharged.
He received the Bronze Star serving his country in World War II.
He was united in marriage to Beulah Maye Bauman on June 2, 1946. After their marriage, Donald had various trucking jobs.
In 1947, they moved to Beulah’s parent’s farm and farmed the land.
They then moved to Kansas City where he was a railway postal clerk, grabbing sacks of mail with a long hook while riding on a moving train.
They moved to Sabetha in 1952.
Donald drove a truck for Nabb Myers until he was hired as a mail carrier in 1964 by the U.S. Postal Service in Sabetha, until he retired from the Postal Service in 1984.
Health problems forced Donald and Beulah to sell their home in Sabetha several years ago.
Donald is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Eldon Keith Noble on
June 20, 2004; two brothers, Lester “Buck” Noble and Everett “Buzz” Kyle Noble; one sister, Katherine Rokey. Donald is survived by his wife, Beulah of Sabetha; one son, Rodney Joe Noble of Seneca, Kansas; one daughter, Sharon Ann (Noble) Austin of Topeka, Kansas; one sister, Maxine McGuire of Sabetha and five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday, July 11, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Sabetha. A visitation will be Sunday evening 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. The Kansas American Legion Riders will provide an escort to the Sabetha Cemetery with military honors conducted by the KS- ARNG Honor Guard of Topeka and the V.F.W. Post #7285 of Sabetha. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Veteran’s Memorial Park of Nemaha County sent in care of the funeral home.