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Ret. Army Col. E. Lynn Alvey, 90, native of Catharpin, Osbourn graduate, decorated Vietnam veteran

E. Lynn Alvey, 90, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at Junction City, Kansas.  He was a resident of Herington, KS. He was born on April 21, 1928, in Catharpin, VA, to James “J. W.”  Sr. and R. Pearl (Sanders) Alvey. He was the youngest son of four boys.

Committal Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Herington, KS. Fr. Peter O’Donnell will be officiating, with full military honors by Fort Riley Honor Detail.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Zeiner Funeral Home, Herington Chapel.

He married Dorothy Ann Crimmins on Dec. 27, 1956, in Arlington, VA, died on Dec. 21, 1998. She was an Army Captain and a nurse at Walter Reed Hospital. He is survived by a son E. “Rusty” Lynn Alvey, II (wife Sheri) of Herington, KS, a brother F. “Hamp” Hampton Alvey (wife Martha “Doodie”), and many nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents, and his two brothers, Jack Alvey, Jr., and Bob Alvey, Sr.

Colo. Alvey graduated from Osbourn High School in Manassas, VA, with the class of 1945.  He graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration in 1950, and was an ROTC officer.  He served in the Vietnam War as an Air Defense Artillery Officer, and received the Bronze Star.

He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, the Burdick American Legion Post #147, and the Herington American Legion Post #12.  He was a life member of the Virginia Tech Business Fraternity (Alpha Kappa Psi).

Memorials to the St. John’s Catholic Church, the Burdick American Legion Post 147, or the Herington American Legion Post 12; and may be sent in care of the Zeiner Funeral Home, Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449-3038.

To leave a message for the family visit http://www.zeinerfuneralhomes.com

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