Obituaries

Lois Shrimplin-Davis
B: 1934-09-15
D: 2019-10-12
View Details
Shrimplin-Davis, Lois
Jean Gray
B: 1930-05-10
D: 2019-10-11
View Details
Gray, Jean
Kathy Schwarzer
B: 1956-02-04
D: 2019-10-10
View Details
Schwarzer, Kathy
James Michael
B: 1932-09-29
D: 2019-10-09
View Details
Michael, James
Ignacio Avila
B: 1943-05-03
D: 2019-10-09
View Details
Avila, Ignacio
Harold Peitz
B: 1964-04-08
D: 2019-10-07
View Details
Peitz, Harold
Juan Silva
B: 1962-07-27
D: 2019-10-06
View Details
Silva, Juan
Mark Lee
B: 1952-11-17
D: 2019-10-05
View Details
Lee, Mark
Addie Dunlap
B: 1976-03-08
D: 2019-10-05
View Details
Dunlap, Addie
Geneva Behr
B: 1929-08-05
D: 2019-10-05
View Details
Behr, Geneva
Glenn Brewer
B: 1931-06-13
D: 2019-10-04
View Details
Brewer, Glenn
Lori Ozborn
B: 1962-12-13
D: 2019-10-03
View Details
Ozborn, Lori
Daxton Leens
B: 2019-05-10
D: 2019-10-03
View Details
Leens, Daxton
Mary Melia
B: 1928-10-10
D: 2019-10-02
View Details
Melia, Mary
Dorothy Ostmeyer
B: 1934-02-09
D: 2019-10-01
View Details
Ostmeyer, Dorothy
Susan Ortega
B: 1956-07-02
D: 2019-09-30
View Details
Ortega, Susan
Gregoria Sanchez-Solis
B: 1948-05-09
D: 2019-09-29
View Details
Sanchez-Solis, Gregoria
Joel Neave DeLaRosa
B: 1952-02-04
D: 2019-09-27
View Details
Neave DeLaRosa, Joel
Brian Berry
B: 1984-02-10
D: 2019-09-24
View Details
Berry, Brian
Lois Avalon
B: 1948-08-04
D: 2019-09-23
View Details
Avalon, Lois
Janette Finley Barker
B: 1947-05-24
D: 2019-09-23
View Details
Finley Barker, Janette

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
412 North 7th Street
GARDEN CITY, KS 67846
Phone: (620) 276-3219
Fax: (620) 276-2115

Are You the Responsible Family Member?

We’ve seen it happen time and again. The person making the initial call to our funeral home turns out not to be the one with the legal responsibilities of making decisions related to the care of a loved one.

While they may feel that they should be the one to make these choices, the law doesn’t recognize them as such – and so their voice can become effectively silenced.

If the deceased has not expressed their wishes through a written document such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, or a Last Will and Testament, where the deceased has designated an agent to fulfill their wishes; then the chain of command, formally called the “order of precedence”, is commonly as follows:

  • Legal Spouse/Partner
  • Surviving Adult Child/Children
  • Surviving Parent
  • Surviving Adult Sibling
  • Ex-Spouse
  • Parent of Minor Child

The person designated as the responsible party, whoever they may be, needs to be present to make decisions, and sign documents. If you are unclear as to who is the responsible person in planning a funeral for your loved one, call us.
 

The Critical Importance of Designating a Representative

If your loved one has yet to specify who they wish to be in control of their funeral service planning, and they are clear-headed enough to do so, now is the perfect time to take care of that task.

This is especially important if they think their relatives will not respect their funeral plans, or if they are on bad terms with them; do not know where they are, or do not have any living relatives.  

And, you might mention that appointing a specific person to arrange their funeral who is not a family member, but is deeply trusted, is a good way to ensure that their final wishes are carried out.

They can designate their choice by completing an Advance Health Care Directive, or the easy-to-read 5 Wishes guide from Aging with Dignity. Should you have questions about doing so, call us, or speak with your family attorney.