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Kevin Orton


Kevin Ray Orton was born August 25th, 1964 to parents Cecil and Donna Orton. He was an older brother to Kelly Orton and his wife, Tyann, husband to Darlene Kelly-Orton, and proud father to three children, Nathen (Megan) Orton, Nick Orton, and Mel (Josh) Salisbury. It's to their children he owed a great deal of happiness as their grandpa/pop-pop. Mick Gaines, Cora Orton, Max Salisbury, Milo Salisbury, and Josie Salisbury were his grandkids and all he ever wanted to talk about. Kevin also had 3 step-children, Christina (Chris) Hurst, DJ (Arley) Gering, Heather Gering, and 2 step-grandkids, Declan and Finnegan Hurst. 

Kevin worked as an auto mechanic most of his life, until complications due to a stroke made working under the hood an impossible task. He enjoyed shooting darts in his free time, but his real love was in music. To pick a favorite song or band would depend on the day, as he consistently listened to new music on a forever rotating schedule. 

Kevin was an incredibly approachable guy who could hold a conversation with anyone. Even just one brief exchange would confirm an individual who is both charming and charismatic. He had a certain way of making everyone smile, and anyone reading this who knew him, will know exactly what is being said. 


A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Schaeffer Mortuary in Caldwell, Kansas with Dr. Matt Johnson officiating.


Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA, 22116-7023 or sent in care of the mortuary.

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