Bill Allton, 79, of Wellington, passed on Wednesday, September 26, at home surrounded by his family.
Bill was born the son of Elmer and Lois Burke (Allton) Allton on Sunday, October 16, 1938 in Harper. His parents precede him in death.
On October 3, 1959, Bill and Kay Allton were united in marriage in Danville. Together they celebrated nearly 60 years of marriage.
Bill was a retired conductor for the Santa Fe Railroad. He enjoyed a 42 year career in the railroad industry. Outside of work, Bill was a proud member of the K&O Steam and Gas Engine Club. Bill enjoyed tractor pulling and showing his restored antique tractors. Bill loved any time he could spend with his grandchildren. He made memories with them playing cards, finding unique kitchen gadgets as stocking stuffers and taking them on annual pheasant hunting trips to Hill City. Bill was an avid gardener known for his tomato plants that he started from seed then gladly gave away.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Allton of Wellington; daughter, Diana Frazier (Ken) of Wellington; daughter, Angela Jansen (Albert) of Colwich; son, James Allton (Lisa) of Wellington; son David Allton of Wellington, Kansas; grandson, Derek Frazier (Jill) of Wellington, Kansas; grandson, Preston Frazier (Stephanie) of Wellington; grandson, Tyler Allton of Wellington; granddaughter, McKinzie Brown Allton of Ponca City, Oklahoma; grandson, Jarrod Jansen of Colwich; grandson, Jeremy Jansen of Colwich; great-grandchildren: Lucas, Jenna and Logan Frazier, Sarah and Sadie Frazier, Amalee Sigg, Korbyn Allton; brother, Phillip Allton (Linda) of Wellington; brother, Kevin Allton (Debbie) of Smolan, and many nieces, nephews, friends and in-laws.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in St. Anthony-St Rose Catholic Church, Wellington.
Funeral Mass for Bill will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 3, in St. Anthony-St Rose Catholic Church, Wellington.  Following the services, lunch will be provided in the Knights of Columbus Hall, Wellington.
A private interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Danville.
Memorial funds have been established in his loving memory to the Good Shepard Hospice, Wellington Senior Center and K & O Steam and Gas Engine Club. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.
To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.