ULYSSES — LaDena Ruth “Bit” Burcham Curtis, 88, of Ulysses, died Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Stanton County Hospital in Johnson City. 

She was born July 1, 1929, in Reed, Okla., to Sydney Allen and Dena Francis Boone Burcham. She graduated from Reed High School in 1947. 

On Aug. 7, 1948, she married Gail P. Curtis in Mangum, Okla.

A Ulysses resident for many years, Mrs. Curtis had worked at the Ideal Grocery Store in Ulysses and for the Ulysses Co-op for 12 years as a bookkeeper.

Her husband preceded her in death as did her parents; four brothers, William “Dick” Burcham, Nyal “Squak” Burcham, Herbert “Hub” Burcham and Gloyd “Skip” Burcham; and six sisters, Retha “Gal” Gray, Mary “Pat” Jenkins, Francis “Chunk” Vaughn, McKinley “Kin” Garrison, Sarah Roberta Burcham and Sidney Ann Burcham. 

Survivors include a son, Dean Curtis of Greeley, Colo.; a daughter, Mary Ann Wright of Ulysses; a brother, James “Sonny” Burcham of Longview, Texas; three granddaughters; a grandson; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Funeral will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Church of Christ in Ulysses. Graveside service will begin at 5 p.m. Monday at Rock Cemetery in Granite, Okla. 

Visitation hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses.

Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or Susan G. Komen Foundation, both in care of the funeral home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880.