Published 1/17/2013 in ObituariesPIERCEVILLE — 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 www.priceandsons.com. 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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Sue and Family
Just wanted to say how nice the service was for your Mom. A fine tribute for a great Lady
Posted by: Julius and Debbie Appelhans on 1/19/2013
Thinking of you
Sue & family: Just know that we are thinking of you.
Posted by: Rocky & Rose on 1/19/2013
I feel so fortunate to have grown up with all of these "grand" matrons of Garden City. Phyllis and I had such fun together. I always admired her strength and tenacity.
Posted by: Mary Brookover Baldwin on 1/18/2013
We are in Phoenix with Leland and will miss Phyllis's funeral. Leland is very honored to be an honorary pall bearer. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Posted by: Mel and Jane Crist on 1/18/2013
To the Beach family... I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a sweet lady in whom I got to know while working at GVRV. May she rest in peace and may you have the comfort of the Lord during this difficult time.
Posted by: Tiffany (Baier) Peitz on 1/17/2013