Dr. Eldon Martin Todd of Sabetha died Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at the age of 86.
He was born on February 24, 1924 and raised on a farm in Exeter Township, Kansas. He was the son of Warren Todd and Mina (Moyer) Todd, the youngest in his family. He attended and graduated high school in Clay Center, Kansas in May of 1942.
He completed a degree in Veterinary Medicine in Manhattan, Kansas at the Kansas State College in May of 1954. He met his wife, Adelle, in Iowa and they came to Sabetha, Kansas where he established a practice in 1955 after one year in a clinic in Des Moines, Iowa.
Dr. Todd was a lifetime member of the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association as well as the American Veterinary Medical Association and enjoyed serving the community as a veterinary for 56 years.
He and his family were members of the First United Methodist Church in Sabetha where he was active as chairman and member of the board for several years.
He is survived by his wife, Adelle, in Sabetha and three children; daughter, Linda Umphrey and her husband, Ray of Lenexa, Kansas; son, David Todd and his wife, Nancy also in Lenexa, Kansas; daughter, Mary Brundige of Salina, Kansas; a brother, Duane Todd of Seneca, Kansas as well as 9 grandchildren; Will, Catherine, Emily, Luke, Sarah, Rebekah, Katie, Todd and Charley.
Funeral services will be Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Sabetha. Family will greet friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Sabetha. Memorial contribution may be made to the Kansas State College of Veterinarian Medicine sent in care of the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha. The interment will be made in the Sabetha Cemetery.