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Dr. Ronald Clarence Albright, 82, of Weir, Kan., died 4:04 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at the Via Christi Village, in Pittsburg, Kan., following an illness.
Ronald was born Feb. 15, 1935, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Clarence Beale and Mary (Gutsch) Albright. Ronald was born and raised in Topeka, Kan., and was a graduate of Topeka High School in 1953. Later he earned a B.S. Degree from Washburn University in 1957. Ronald was in the Air Force Reserves while going to dental school at UMKC when he was called to active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He later graduated from dental school in 1966 from UMKC. He moved to the Pittsburg area, in 1971, after graduation specializing in Orthodontics where he has been a resident ever since.
In May of 1959 Ronald married Shirley Jean (Christy), in Leavenworth, Kan. She preceded him in death in April of 1981.
In 1982 Ronald married Bonnie Eugene Myers, in Topeka. She survives at the home.
Ronald worked as an orthodontist for nearly 30 years before he retired in 1999. He was a member of the Nazarene Church, in Pittsburg; active with the Gideon's; volunteered with jail ministries; Habitat for Humanity; was known as an outdoorsman; loved to fish; lover of animals; gardening; loved his family and was known to be generous without the recognition.
Survivors include his wife; children, Drew Albright and wife, Sally, of Bentonville, Ark., Lois Salmon, of Phoenix, Ariz., Larry Myers and wife, Diane, of Plains, Kan., Greg Myers and wife, Letha, of McPherson, Kan., Gayle McCoy, of Topeka, Bryce Myers and wife, Cecilia, of Catoosa, Okla., Kay Myers, of Topeka; great-aunt, Virginia Wilbert, of Pittsburg; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, one on the way; and one great-great-grandchild. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; grandson, Kevin McCoy; and a brother, Robert G. Albright.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monda,y Jan. 29, at the Pittsburg Nazarene Church, in Pittsburg, with Pastor Jim Sukraw officiating. Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, in Pittsburg. Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, in Pittsburg; friends may call after 12 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask expressions of sympathy to be in the form of memorials to the Senior Adult Ministries Primetime Pitt Naz and/or SEK Humane Society. Friends may drop off, or mail, memorials to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 South Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
Email condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com.
Arrangements and services are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg.
Published on January 26, 2018
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