Thomas Kelly Hull passed away on June 26, 2022, in Downs, Kansas, at the
age of 79. He was born on March 15, 1943, to Downer and Thelma (Kelly)
Hull in Belleville, Kansas.
Thomas grew up in Rooks County and graduated from Woodston Rural High School with the class of 1961. He was drafted during the Vietnam war and joined the Navy until his honorable discharge in 1968. Tom returned to Kansas and furthered his education at Fort Hays where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Art Education. He returned to Osborne County and spent his working life farming, and peddling antiques out of his shop in Alton. It was well known by his friends and family that Tom was a strong Christian with an ornery streak and a proud American. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Woodston and VFW Post 7743.
It has been said, “Kindness is like a seed that when cultivated will continue to grow and grow.” Tom was a kind and loving man who lived to serve his family, friends, and Country. He will be remembered for his beautiful voice, his long-winded conversations and love for his friends and family.
Tom is survived by his sister, Connie Hull (Bob Yattaw) of Victor, NY; nieces and nephews, Deanne (Bret) Wilson of Osborne, KS, Shane (Caitlyn) McNeal of Claremont, NH, Alexandra (Don) Kassing of Summerville, SC, Consuelo Hitchcock of Washington D.C.VA, Hilary Hitchcock of St. Louis, MO, Louisa (Rob) Spampinao of New York City, NY; great-nieces and nephews, Vanessa Wilson, Wyatt Wilson, Julian Hull, Jevelle Hull, Jasmine Hull, Francesca Kassing, Anna Kassing, Emilia Kassing, Dominic Kassing, Bruno Spampinao, Pascal Spampinao; brother-in-law, James Hitchcock of St. Louis, MO; and many cousins and friends.
He joins in his heavenly home, his parents, Lee and Kelly Hull; sister, Helen Hitchcock; and two nephews, infant Dane Sims and Abram Sims.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the United Methodist Church in Stockton at 10 AM. Visitation will be on Friday at the funeral home from 2 PM until 8 PM.
Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church or the VFW Post 7743 and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 320 SW 2nd St., Plainville, KS 67663.