Iris Gustafson

ULYSSES — Iris Gustafson, 89, of Ulysses, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at The Legacy at Park View, Ulysses.

She was born May 6, 1925, in West Plains, Mo., to Fritz and Macie Stein. She graduated from Stanton High School in 1942.

In 1947, she married Don Gustafson in Omaha, Neb.

Mrs. Gustafson worked as a bookkeeper at Vetter Equipment. After retiring in 1989, she and her husband moved to Fairfield Bay, Ark., where they lived at The Terraces condominium complex and she served as bookkeeper for their condo association. Her husband died in 1999.

Survivors include a son, Larry “Gus” Gustafson of Ulysses; two daughters, Joyce Betts of Ashburn, Va., and Donna Nissen of Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Garnand Funeral Home, Ulysses. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Jan. 10, 2015, at Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 NW R.D. Mize Road in Blue Springs, Mo.

Memorials are suggested to The Legacy at Park View or Park View Assisted Living of Ulysses, both in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880.