ULYSSES — Ben Steven Upshaw, 68, died Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Ulysses.

Born Dec. 5, 1949, he grew up in Ulysses. After high school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam.

Mr. Upshaw had a law practice in Ulysses and later was elected Grant County Attorney, serving in that role for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Linda McHenry of the home; a daughter, Clancy Upshaw of Oklahoma City; two stepdaughters, Dana Hasenbank of Plains, and Teri Berschauer of Hutchinson; a stepson, Troy McHenry of Alpha, N.J.; a sister, Anne Armstrong; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Mary Upshaw; and a sister, Mary Kay Weinant.

After cremation, the family will have a private service per his request.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospital for Children, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS  67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.