Kathleen McElroy Bruchy


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Kathleen McElroy Bruchy, 83, of Garden City died Friday, June 21, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

She was born January 27, 1930 in Garden City the daughter of William C. and Chelsea Marie (Willson) McElroy.

On January 30, 1949, she married Jarvis Verdon Bruchy in Garden City.

She worked at Fidelity State Bank, Acra-Plant, Burtis Motors and Coldwell Bankers.

Kathleen was an avid volunteer for the Tumbleweed Girl Scouts, the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce, and Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and she loved bird watching, gardening, and was a marvelous decorator.

Survivors include two daughters Rebecca Bruchy of San Mateo, Ca., and Verdawna Sue Bruchy of Colorado Springs, Co.; two sisters Marta McElroy Goodman of Silver City, N.M., and Bonnie Best of Tuscon, Az.; and many other loving relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and two sisters, Marjorie Nickum and Joyce McElroy.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Garden City, with Rev. David Bell officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later date at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. There will be no calling hours.

The family requests memorials given to Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City.

Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net.

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