ULYSSES — Joe A. Monson, 84, of Ulysses, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses.

He was born Aug. 15, 1933, in Fellsburg to Leo and Gladys Ann Randel Monson.

He was a lifetime resident of Ulysses, graduating from Grant County Rural High School.

He married Melba A. Smith on April 3, 1953, in Ulysses.

He is survived by two daughters, Pam Gindlesberger of Ulysses, and Candice Monson of Toronto, Canada; a twin sister, June Ann Kelley of Wichita; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Melba.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Shelton Memorial Christian Church in Ulysses. Inurnment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Shelton Memorial Christian Church Scholarship Fund, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.