Jerry Lee Webster

Former Peabody High School principal Jerry Webster, 74, died Jan. 23 at his home in Independence.

He was born March 24, 1938, near Mulvane to Harold and Gladys Webster.

He graduated from Mulvane High School in 1956 and from Emporia State University in 1962.

After teaching and coaching at Conway Springs and Mulvane, he served as high school principal at several schools, including Peabody High School from August 1973 to June 1979.

He went to Neodesha as principal when he left Peabody and ended his career in education there as superintendent of schools.

He married Kirsten Radford on Sept. 4, 1957, in Mulvane. She survives of the home.

He is also survived by two sons, Gregg of Independence and Mark of Oklahoma City; one sister, Judy Wayman of Mulvane; one brother, Harold of Springfield, Mo.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Odessa Holland; and a brother, Marvin Webster.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Independence.

Memorial funds have been established for the American Cancer Society and the Wilson County Hospital Foundation.

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