James Rome


James Anthony Rome, 60, of Garden City, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin.

James Anthony Rome, 60, of Garden City, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin.

He was born Sept. 7, 1953, in Garden City, to Anton J. "Tony" and Muriel Haflich Rome. He graduated from Holcomb High School in 1972.

A farmer, Mr. Rome was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Garden City and Knights of Columbus No. 2795. He enjoyed archery, hunting, riding motorcycles, telling jokes and listening to music.

Survivors include five sisters, Susan and husband Dean Brandon of St. Louis, Judy and husband Mark Strasser of Garden City, Ellen Rome of Garden City, Kathy Rome of Garden City, and Karen and husband Dale Lortie of Centennial, Colo.; a brother, Brian Rome of Broomfield, Colo.; six nieces and nephews; and one great-niece. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Visitation hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Condolences may be given at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com. Memorials are suggested to the National MS Society or St. Mary Catholic Church, both in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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