Phyllis Beach


PIERCEVILLE — Phyllis Grayce Beach, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

PIERCEVILLE — Phyllis Grayce Beach, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

She was born Aug. 31, 1923, in Nelson, Neb., to Kile and Lena Statz Conner.

A resident of Pierceville, Mrs. Beach had been a farmer and rancher. She was a member of Pierceville Federated Church in Pierceville. She also was past president of the CowBelles and a sewing leader for the Go-Getters 4-H Club, both at Garden City.

On Aug. 12, 1944, she married Gerald E. Beach in Kansas City. He died March 29, 1966, in Garden City. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gary Beach; a brother, Bud Conner; and two sisters, Reta Auble and Vivian Taylor.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Latham and husband Jim of Arlington, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Roxanne Beach of Sublette; a sister, Ramona Wulf of Guide Rock, Neb.; a grandson, Garet Beach and wife Jennifer of Pierceville; four granddaughters, Gera Steele and husband Robert of Manhattan, Minde Wheeler and husband Travis of Charleston, S.C.,, Kendra Hopkins and husband Jason of Atlanta, and Brecke Latham of Washington, D.C.; and six grandchildren, Hope and Britlyn Beach of Pierceville, Beach Gary Dale Steele of Manhattan, Caroline and Mackenzie Wheeler of Charleston, and soon-to-be baby Hopkins.

Funeral will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pierceville Federated Church in Pierceville. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Visitation hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City. Condolences may be sent to Memorials are suggested to Pierceville Federated Church, in care of the funeral home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.


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