Lonnie is a lifelong member of the community and has resided in Lone Elm for all but two years of his life. He is the youngest child of the late Lester & Loella DePoe. He attended elementary school in Lone Elm and high school in Kincaid graduating from the class of 1966.
He met his wife, Bobbye Glidden, at the cafe her parents, Bill and Jo Glidden ran in downtown Kincaid. Bobbye was born in Oklahoma and due to her father working in construction she had the opportunity to live in many states growing up including Louisiana, Tennessee, New Mexico, and Alaska to name a few. Bobbye graduated from Kincaid High School from the class of 1967.
Lonnie and Bobbye were married in 1968. Lonnie furthered his education at PSU graduating with a degree in accounting. He is a lifelong farmer and began farming in the early 70’s with his father and brother Larry.
Lonnie & Bobbye have three children; Jill Ramsey and husband Lance of Lone Elm, Connie Mead and husband Willie of Garnett, and Leanne Coberley of Lone Elm. They have seven grandchildren.
Lonnie has been involved with the Kincaid Farmers Free Fair in various roles since the early 80’s. He has served as a parade manager for over 30 years. He takes pride in the parade and strives to make it better each year. Bobbye began helping in the 4-H exhibit in the early 80’s.
Lonnie DePoe, Wesley Pinneo,
& Heath Feuerborn
For information call 620-439-5663
Float Managers: Jared Hammond &
For information call: 620-439-546
FOR SAFETY REASONS NO CANDY OR ARTICLES
WILL BE THROWN FROM VEHICLES DURING THE PARADE.
YOU MUST WALK AND PASS OUT CANDY.
This will be enforced.
HANDICAP ACCESS IN FRONT OF THE FAIR BUILDING FOR PARADE VEIWING
Check in the parade superintendent by 12:00 noon to be in the parade.
The parade will form at the county road east of the schoolhouse and move
south on Commercial Street to the Highway 31.
Antique or Classic vehicles are invited to participate in the parade.
Prizes will be given for the oldest
and ribbons for all who enter.
All marching bands participants will
receive 2 ride tickets.
ALL MARCHING BANDS RECEIVE $200.
Thanks Steven Wilson for the video of the 2016 parade