ROLLA — Charles William Friend, 87, of Rolla, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Satanta Long Term Care Unit in Satanta.

He was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Rolla, to George and Esther King Friend.

He married Dru Ann Smithson on June 2, 1951.

Mr. Friend farmed in Kansas after returning here in 1965.

Survivors include a son, Clark Friend of Satanta; a daughter, Janice Hollis of Rolla; a brother, Don Friend; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and a son, Carson Friend.

Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Rolla. Burial will follow at Rolla Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 2 to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. Memorials are suggested to Rolla Pentecostal Holiness Church, in care of the funeral home, Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950. Condolences may be posted at