Orman L. Brent, age 89, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born January 31, 1930, in Alton, Kansas, the son of Ola LeRoy and Helen Elizabeth (Weethee) Brent.
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Orman moved to Denver at the age of 18 and worked in the Denver Stockyards; at 23 he moved to Stockton, California, and worked for a rubber company. Four years later he moved to Ulysses and worked for Columbian Chemicals at Hickok Carbon Black Plant. He retired in 1995. Orman met Betty Lou Oliver in 1958, which lived across the alley from him. They dated and married on April 3, 1959; just celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Orman also worked part time as a mechanic and later repaired TV’s and electronics. In 1974, Orman opened Brent’s TV and Electronics. His hobbies and enjoyment were his family, playing the harmonica while Betty accompanied him on the organ or accordion, helping the boys in the family with carpentry or mechanic work. Orman was a very hard worker, sometimes working 40 hours a week at both his full time and part time jobs.
Orman is survived by his wife, Betty of their home; sons, Kevin Lynn Brent and Kenneth Dean Brent both of Ulysses; daughter, Tamara Sue Bartron and husband Terry of Winfield, West Virginia; brother, John Francis Brent of Dodge City, Kansas; sister, Roma Doraine York of Fort Smith, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and expecting a great-grandchild and great-great grandchild.
Orman is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William Leroy and David Owen; and sister, Irene Lucille Branham.
Funeral service will be Friday, July 5, 2019, at 10:30 AM at Country View Baptist Church in Ulysses with Pastor James Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.