Beverly Brakey, 89, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

She was born March 14, 1929, in Larned to Lee Otis and Nelle Wanda (Autler) Lile.

She grew up and attended school in Friend. She graduated from Garden City High School.

On April 30, 1949, she married Bernard “Bud” Brakey in Garden City. He preceded her in death on May 19, 1988.

From 1949 to 1972, they farmed south of Leoti. They moved to Garden City in 1972, where they have lived since. A homemaker, she also worked for six years at Team Electronics after moving to Garden City. After her retirement in 1982, she continued to work part-time as an interior decorator.

Survivors include two sisters, Carla Ballinger of Rogers, Ark., and Myrna Lile of Garden City; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; three children, Deborah Sivils, Rebecca Brakey and Gregory Braker; and a brother, Leroy Lile.

A graveside service will take place at a later date at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. There will be no visitation. Condolences may be given at

Arrangements are being handled by Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City.