Mr. Cabbage 1930-2017

September 8, 2017

Elwin F. Cabbage  --  February 28, 1930- August 22, 2017


It is with our deepest sympathies that we must announce the passing of a fine gentleman and member of our law firm.  Mr. Cabbage passed away at Hospice House of Reno County on August 22, 2017.

After law school, Mr. Cabbage became an associate of what is now the law firm of Martindell Swearer Shaffer Ridenour. He later became a partner in the firm where he practiced law for the remainder of his life, a total of 61 years.  Mr. Cabbage began his civic service with the Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce). He was a charter member of the Hutchinson Civitan Club formed in 1957 and was a life-time member. Through Civitan, he was instrumental in establishing what came to be known as the Early Education Center. In 1970, he worked on the committee to form the Reno County Occupational Center, later known as TECH, where he also served on the board. In addition, he served on the committee that established Reins of Hope Therapeutic Riding Program in 1994 and served on their board.

Mr. Cabbage had a long list of accomplishments and helped many people and organizations in the community throughout his lifetime.  Always wearing a smile and with a joke or story at the ready, he will be greatly missed by many.


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