• Johnny Ray Peel

    7 Sep 2020

  • Johnny Ray Peel, age 82, of Peru, Kansas, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

    He was born on December 18, 1937 to Charley Peel and Velvie (Hopkins) Peel in Elgin, Kansas.  John graduated from Sedan High School in 1957.

    On July 12, 1961 he married Lois June Burns in Sedan, Kansas.  Shortly after he joined the Army and served his country until being honorably discharged after two years.

    Together John and June had three children; Rick Lee Peel, Billy Ray Peel, Judi Ann Windsor.

    Throughout John’s life he worked as a ranch hand at Staat’s Ranch in Sedan, Kansas, Faler Ranch in Elk City, Davis Ranch in Havana, Cross Bell Land and Cattle in Copan, and J-Bar 7 Ranch in Peru.  John also worked for Chautauqua County driving a road grader, worked in maintenance for the City of Peru, worked in the oil field and at the Saddle club in Elk City.

    John was a member of the Peru Fire Department for over 40 years and also was a member of the Three Rivers Muzzleloaders for 20 years.

    Survivors include his wife; June Peel of the home in Peru; three children, Rick Peel and wife Edith of Peru, Kansas, Billy Ray Peel and wife Tonya of Peru, Kansas and Judi Ann Windsor and husband George of Peru, Kansas; two brothers, Charles Peel of Columbia, Missouri, Tom Peel of Sedan, Kansas; two sisters, Edna Peel of Sedan, Kansas and Neva Jacobus of Scott City, Kansas; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and several other family and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents.

    Visitation will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Dickens Family Funeral Home in Sedan.

    Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2020 at 3:00 p.m at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Chautauqua with Brother Kevin Fogerty of the Chautauqua Baptist Church officiating.

    The family has suggested memorials to the Three Rivers Muzzleloaders c/0 First National Bank and those may be left in care of the Dickens Family Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361 or First National Bank of Sedan.

    To view the obituary or leave a message for the family, please go to www.dickensfuneral.com.

    Dickens Family Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


    Uncle John was a good man, I remember everything we were around him he was cutting up and joking with us, he will be missed thats for sure. Love you


    So sorry. Always enjoyed visiting with John. May your sweet memories give you comfort. He was one of the best road graders.


    So sorry. Always enjoyed visiting with John. May your sweet memories give you comfort. He was one of the best road graders.


    My thoughts, heart, and prayers are with your family during this time.


    So sorry to hear of your loss, I just read this, He was always so nice and Rick hung out with all of us at Smitty's house. Sending prayers for the family