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Wayne Cappleman
Mercer Funeral Home in Holton
Muscotah, KS

Wayne Cappleman, 90, of Muscotah, KS, peacefully passed away Monday, May 29, 2023 at The South Pines in Holton, KS with family at his side. He was born January 23, 1933 in Ripley, MS, the son of Will Marr and Arkie Mae (Hodges) Cappleman.

Wayne attended school until the 10th grade; he quit school to help his father, whom had developed cancer. He later earned his GED. Wayne worked for Goodyear and from 1953 - 1972, he worked for FMC in Lawrence as an oil additive producer. He was also a farmer and stockman most of his life.

He was a member of Lakeview Faith Chapel.

Wayne married Naomi Sue Routh on March 16, 1951 in Effingham, KS. She preceded him in death on March 29, 2021, after 70 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Will and Arkie Cappleman; son, Paul Cappleman; 2 sisters, Sarah Blanch Hadley Shelton, and an infant sister, Jewel Frances Cappleman; 7 brothers, Dallas, Victor, Bonnie, Harold, Billie, his twin Wade, James Cappleman, and grandson, Derek William Wayne Cappleman.

Survivors include 3 sons, Stephen Cappleman (Nancy) of Holton, KS, David Cappleman (Debbie) of Raymore, MO and Duane Cappleman (Lou) of Concepcion, TX; daughter, Jennalee Riley (Shawn) of Holton, KS; 7 grandchildren; 1 step-grandchild; 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June, 2, 2023 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow at the Muscotah Cemetery. Family will greet friends one hour prior to service time. Memorials may be given to the Lakeview Faith Chapel c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

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