Joel Neave DeLaRosa, 67, died Friday Sept. 27, 2019, at Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita. He was born the son of J. Socorro Neave and Maria Guadalupe DeLaRosa Neave in Nieves, Zacates, Mexico, on Feb. 4, 1952.

Joel was born and raised in Mexico before coming to Garden City in 1975. He worked for Monfort for over 20 years before retiring in 2002. He first married San Juana Lira-Vega and later Adelaida Niave.

He is survived by Adeliada Niave of Lenexa, Kan., and San Juana Lira-Vega of Nieves, Zacatecas; children, Irma (Niave) and Jeffrey Diehl of Shawnee, Kan., Martin Niave and Bree Jerome of Rifle, Colo., Pablo Lira-Neave (Carmen Dozal) of Wichita, J. Cruz-Neave & Myria Cruz of Dallas, Maria De La Nieves-Neave and Estephan Hernandez of Dallas; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Martin Neave DeLaRosa, Pilar Neave DeLaRosa, Jose Neave DeLaRosa and Regina Neave DeLaRosa, all of Zacatecas, Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Guadalupe Neave DeLaRosa.

Rosary and funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City. Family suggests memorials to The Jose Neave Memorial Fund in Care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at