Obituary: Michael Benton Camden


Michael Benton Camden, 72, of McPherson and formerly of Dewey, Oklahoma, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, in Wichita.  He was a custodian at McPherson Hospital and McPherson Middle School and had also worked at Reda Pump in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Michael was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the United Sates Navy.

Michael was born on Oct. 29, 1947, in Drumright, Oklahoma, the son of Thomas Calvin and Opal Marie (Sebastian) Camden.

He was a volunteer at the McPherson County Food Bank.

Survivors include: two children, William Camden of McPherson; daughter, Stacey Baker (Charles Cass) of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; two sisters, Norma Miller of McPherson, and Pat Seidel (Stan) of Topeka; four grandchildren, Kayla Camden, Kelsey Wilson (Shaun), Daniel Baker, and Dillon Baker; former wife, Becky Saunders of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dennis Camden, and great-grandson, Justin Allen Gray.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 13, at Fort Gibson National Veterans Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.

Memorial donations may be given to the McPherson County Food Bank in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

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