Thursday, July 3, 2014
William Franklin Barker married Barbara Ellen Strait/Strate, daughter of William and Sophia (Imel) Strate. They had nine children: Samuel P., John H., Sophia, Samuel, Elizabeth, Mary, William C., Enoch and Sarah Ella.
Samuel Barker married Elizabeth Strait/Strate, daughter of William and Sophia (Imel) Strate. They had 11 children: Mary A., William J., John W., Christopher S., Samuel, Sophia E., James P., Joseph Creighton, Minerva Elizabeth, Meliva B. and Harriet.
Richard H. Barker married Elizabeth Strait, daughter of Peter and Catherine Hummel (Myers) Strait. They had eight children: George, Maria, Melchi "Blackie", Albert William, Milton, Jemima, Clara and Franklin "Frank".
Lewis A. Barker married Anna Strait, daughter of Peter and Catherine Hummel (Myers) Strait. They had six children: Enoch, Eliza, Melissa, Amy, Mary Catherine and Martha Ann.
Another Barker/Strait connection: Milton Barker, son of Richard H. and Elizabeth (Strait) Barker, married his first cousin, Mary M. Strait, daughter of John "Curly" and Rachel B. (Strait) Strait.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Bryant Funeral Home and Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home
(March 28, 1945 - June 7, 2011)
Mr. Radke was a member of First United Methodist Church, NRA, NBRSA, IHMSA, NRCA, and Sunflower Rod and Custom Association. He was a car builder, gunsmith, and certified golf club maker.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanie Radke, of the home; one daughter, Lori Bieberle and husband Greg, Phoenix, Arizona; one sister, Sharon Kubitscheck and husband Larry, Great Bend; and one granddaughter, Ashley Bieberle.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Bryant Funeral Home. The Reverend Tom Sheldon will officiate. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2011 at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to Hospice Care of Kansas, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Beckwith Services & Monuments
(November 14, 1921 - April 24, 2011)
Funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Jetmore, with Pastor Dennis Fulton presiding. Visitation will be from 9a.m. to 8p.m. Thursday and Friday at Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore. Burial will be in the Fairmount Cemetery, Jetmore.
Memorials may be sent to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in care of the funeral home.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Bryant Funeral Home and Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home James E. "Pappy" Bell
(May 18, 1928 - April 10, 2011)
James E. “Pappy” Bell, 82, died April 10, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family in Great Bend, Kansas. He was born May 18, 1928 at Peabody, Kansas, the son of Jesse M. and Anna (Swift) Bell. He married Grace Ann Smith June 15, 1952 at Great Bend. A Great Bend resident for sixty years, coming from Eastern Kansas, he worked for Petro-log and Tomlinson Oil Company until his retirement in 1989. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Bell was a member of King United Methodist Church, Great Bend. He was a loving husband, father, and brother, and could always be found in his garage working on cars, and was an accomplished auto mechanic. He always enjoyed racing and watching his grandkids in football, wrestling, and motorcycle racing.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Ann Bell, of the home; one son, Jimmy Bell and wife Elysia, Hoisington, Kansas; four daughters: Karen Birzer and husband David, Cody, Wyoming; Janis West and husband Marty, Wichita, Kansas; Rhonda Spencer and husband Kevin, Gering, Nebraska; and Jamie Boor and Raymond Horton, Hoisington; two sisters: Naydene Hefner and husband Ray, Austin, Texas; and Betty Lewis, Kerrville, Texas; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lisa Jo Bell; three brothers, Howard Bell, David Bell, and Raymond Bell; and one sister, Grace Bell Petre.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Bryant Funeral Home with the Reverend John Grummon and Pastor Scott Tempero officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Friends may call from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2011 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorials are requested to Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice, in care of the funeral home.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Bryant Funeral Home and Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home Rock Wayne Becker
(September 14, 1960 - February 26, 2011)
Rock Wayne Becker, 50, died Saturday, February 26, 2011 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born September 14, 1960 the son of Wayne and Karen (Brenner) Becker. He married Ivy Buhrle December 31, 2006 at Great Bend, Kansas. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he was president of WHB, Inc., and a director and part owner of Becker Tire. He founded Vine Foundation and Proclaim Jesus King Ministries.
Mr. Becker was an active elder and member of Faith Community Church. He was a certified judge of Kansas City Barbeque Society and founded Golden Belt Regional Food Program, an affiliation of Angel Food Ministries and was active in broadcasting a radio program to Africa and the Middle East with World Harvest Radio.
Survivors include his wife, Ivy Becker, of the home; three sons: Heath Duntz and wife Wanita, St. John, Kansas; Jered Becker, Wichita, Kansas; and Malaki Becker, of the home; two daughters: Vienna Becker and Adelia Becker, both of the home; two sisters: Tammy A. Hayden and husband Randy, Great Bend; and Teri K. Stephenson and husband Todd, Hutchinson, Kansas; one brother, Ricky D. Becker and wife Johnita, Hutchinson; and three grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 3, 2011 at First United Methodist Church. Pastor Sandy Kennedy will officiate. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2011 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., all at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to Barton County 4-H or American Bible Society, in care of the funeral home.