Opal B. Bryant Bethel

Birth:Tuesday, July 9, 1918
Barton Co, Kansas
Death:Monday, June 30, 2014
Barton Co, Kansas
Obit:Thursday, July 3, 2014
Barton Co, Kansas

Opal B. Bethel, 95, died June 30, 2014 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend, Kansas. She was born July 9, 1918 at Ellinwood, Kansas, the daughter of Francis Perry and Ida Leota (McCullough) Bryant. She married Luther Franklin Bethel January 22, 1935 at St. John, Kansas. He died October 6, 1992. A Great Bend resident most of her life, Mrs. Bethel was a homemaker.

Mrs. Bethel was a member of First Church of God, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #646 Auxiliary, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3111 Auxiliary.

Survivors include two sons: Gerald D. Bethel, Great Bend; and Jimmy Ray Bethel, Otis, Colorado; sixteen grandchildren: Bobby Glen Starr, Kevin Bethel, Lance Bethel, Jamie Simper, Dale Michaelis, Michael D. Michaelis, Billy Joe Michaelis, Patricia Joan Durfey, Dianna Disque, Debra Bethel, Jay Bethel, Raymond Bethel, Randy Bethel, Robin Bethel, Ron Bethel, and Ruby Alloway; thirty-eight great- grandchildren; and thirteen great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Wylie Lee Bethel; one daughter, Roberta Joan Michaelis; two brothers, Walter Bryant and Wilbur Bryant; and one sister, Ida Pauline Bryant.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Bryant Funeral Home with Pastor Don Paden officiating. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, July 4, 2014 at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the Alzheimer's Association, in care of the funeral home.

Source: Bryant Funeral Home

Opal B. (Bryant) Bethel

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