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George Duane Ehret

March 11, 1950 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 71)


George Duane Ehret, of El Dorado, Kansas, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the age of 71. George was born on March 11, 1950 in El Dorado, Kansas to Barbara Ann & Merle Duane Ehret. He worked as a tool builder. He spent time working for several aircraft companies, including Boeing, Beech, LearJet, & Northrop, before retiring from Cessna after over 30 years of service to the aircraft industry. He liked to travel, enjoyed live music, and usually carried his harmonica in his pocket. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the American Legion.

George was very much a family man. He was witty and charming, always generous, occasionally cantankerous, and he held country western values. He showed his family resilience, independence, and love. He was charismatic, proud, a gentleman, a dancer, a joker, and the anchor that kept the family threaded tightly. He taught his children chess, strength, tolerance, etiquette, grace, forgiveness, and so much more. He could speak with silence and he taught many people how to listen to their hearts.

George is survived by his mother, Barbara Ann (Chappell) Ehret of Augusta, KS; his sisters, Deborah Knight of Augusta, KS, Marcie Louton of Albuquerque, NM, and Valerie Maleport of Augusta, KS; his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Please join us in celebrating the life of George Duane Ehret at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, 224 W. Ash St, El Dorado, KS, 67042 on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 4-7pm. You are invited to bring any photographs of George that you may have, along with any stories or memories to share during this time.

A private family inurnment will be held at the resting place of Patricia Ann Ehret; married to George on January 27, 1968; located in Graceland Cemetery in Burlington, Kansas.

Please sign his online guestbook at

"The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement; Several very valuable qualities of the mind are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions, for life is a kind of chess" ~ Benjamin Franklin


November 8, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kirby - Morris Funeral Home
224 W Ash
El Dorado, KS 67042

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