SEPTEMBER 29, 1912 - APRIL 3, 1988

Carl Melvin Bussell, 75, Osawatomie, died Sunday, April 3, 1988, at the Olathe Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 29, 1912, in Madison, Kan., the son of Paul and Lueza Day Bussell. The family moved to Osawatomie and he attended the Osawatomie schools. He graduated from the Osawatomie High School with the Class of 1933.

Mr. Bussell owned and operated his own tire repair shop in Kansas City, Mo., from January 1941 until March 1943.

On March 30, 1943, he enlisted with the United States Army. He served with ordinance tire and repair companies in the Europeon Theater of Operations. During his tour of duty, his time was spent in England, France and Belgium. He was honorably discharged

March 9, 1946.

Mr. Bussell returned to Kansas City and worked for the McDowell Tire Co. He owned his own tire repair shop and at night he regrooved and recapped tires.

In 1968, while in San Francisco, Calif., a Euk tire fell on him. He spent four years in the Veterans Hospital in San Francisco and at Leavenworth.

In 1972 he returned to Osawatomie and met and married Amelia J. Capelle Kellogg. They were united in marriage June 5, 1971, in Miami, Okla. They made their home in Osawatomie. She preceded him in death, March 7, 1981.

He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Paola and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Portland, Ore. He attended the Quaker Church as a young man until he left the area but has always retained ties with the church.

Others preceding him in death were his parents, two wives, a brother and one half-sister.

Surviving are three stepsons, Edward Kellogg of Osawatomie, Bud Kellogg of Olathe, and Charles Kellogg of Rich Hill, Mo.; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Betty Matney of Osawatomie, and Mrs. Evelyn Cowden of Parker.

Military graveside services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Osawatomie Cemetery. The Rev. Beth Williams officiated.

The pallbearers were from Fort Riley. The burial was under the direction of the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home of Osawatomie.

Contributions were given to the Salvation Army.

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