John Paradee

September 22, 1938 - January 5, 2022


COLUMBUS, KANSAS: John William Paradee, age 83, passed away at 8:15 am, Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at his home following an illness.

John was born September 22, 1938 in Galena, KS. His parents were Huey and Celesta (Harris) Paradee. He had lived in Columbus since 2006, moving from Chelsea, OK.

He was raised in Sherwin, Kansas and for 20 years, he lived in California. While in California, he worked for Dr. Pepper. He last worked as a cook at Beatrice Bordens Foods in Tulsa. He served on the Columbus City Council for a total of 8 years. He was a member of the Lions Club in Columbus. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

John was married to Margaret (Begando) Paradee on May 6, 1958 in Miami, OK. She survives.

Additional survivors include one son, Michael Paradee, Sperry, OK; one daughter, Shelley Paradee, Columbus;Grand daughter, Katherine Paradee, Columbus, ks one brother, Jim Paradee (Sue), Oklahoma City, OK; and two sisters, Celestia “Rea” Wright, South Carolina and Jennie Bone (Marvin), and nieces, nephews and cousins.

John was entrusted to Derfelt Funeral Home, Columbus, KS for cremation. No services are planned.