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Charles S. Hubbs

February 24, 1934 — June 14, 2023


Charles S. Hubbs


Charles Stanley Hubbs was born in Smith Center, Kansas, on February 24, 1934, to Clarence and Catherine (Barry) Hubbs. He attended school locally, obtaining a general education degree so that he could join the Navy in November 1952. He attended Boot Camp in San Diego and then Hospital Corps School. He was assigned to the USS Marquette in Boston for two years, where he served as a Medic.


In 1954, Charlie served a stint on the USS Helena CA75, a heavy cruiser. He was discharged in November 1955 but re-enlisted, returning to the Navy Hospital in San Diego between most of his assignments. Charlie was next posted to Kwajalein, a republic of the Marshall Islands. He was then sent to shore duty in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Upon completion of his exercises there, he returned to San Diego for Advancement. He was then tasked with operating the Naval Hospital on the USS King County. Volunteering for the PC4 Division, situated at Cat Lo, Vietnam, Charlie manned the swift boats that patrolled the coastline. He was next posted at Yokuosh, Japan, finally finishing his career at the Naval Reserve Center in Joplin, officially receiving retirement papers in 1974 after 21 ½ years of service.


It was in Joplin that he met Sue Lysho. They married in 1977 and initially made their home in Smith Center, where he served as City Superintendent. They eventually moved to Wichita, where he worked for a medical equipment company. He would retire from the City of Wichita and the City of Haysville—offering each several years of service. Returning to the workforce once more, he took a role with a dental supply company until he finally and fully retired. Stanley was preceded in death by his wife, Sue; both parents; his sister, Betty Bechtold, and her husband, Melvin "Shorty" Bechtold; and his great nephew, Chad Schamp. Remaining family members include his younger sister, Kathleen, and her husband, Darwin; and his three nieces—Carleen (Kent) Dickson, Annette (Thomas) Lough, and Angela (Steve) Banks—along with their children and grandchildren. He will be remembered for his love of reading and his passion for racing.


Celebration of Life Service, 2 pm, Monday, June 19, at Broadway Mortuary, 1147 S. Broadway. He will be returning back to his hometown for burial following services on Tuesday, June 20. Share condolences at Services by Cozine Memorial Group-Broadway Mortuary.

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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Monday, June 19, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Cozine Memorial Group - Broadway Mortuary

1147 S. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67211

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Fairview Cemetery

Smith Center, KS 66967

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