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Cornelius Pellman "Neil C.P." Dukelow, 88, passed away July 1, 2009 at Lakeview Village Care Center. He was born Aug. 3, 1920, to Howard Martin and Sylvia DeWitt Dukelow in Hutchinson.
He attended Hutchinson Junior College and Park College, where he met and married Ruth Ann Brown in the spring of 1943. He then attended Princeton Theological Seminary and served as a minister for the next 30 years at Presbyterian Churches in Ashland, Atchison, Kansas City, and Trimble, Mo. After retiring from the ministry, he taught in the Kansas City, MO school district. He described himself as a country boy, Boy Scout, wrestler, pole-vaulter, student, minister, teacher, husband, father, salesman, factory worker, writer, and philosopher. He published a book on his 85th birthday explaining how the world could be unified by his concept of Ultimate Cause, to be followed by his yet to be published memoirs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister, his wife Ruth Ann, and son C.P. Dukelow. He is survived by: two sisters, Catherine Snyder and Betsy Surtees; his daughter, Connie Anstaett; two sons, Robert and James; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren
Services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday at Lakeview Village -Southridge: Treetop Room, Lenexa. Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeview Village Foundation for the Care Center.