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Verlie Eugene “Tex” Marymee 1920 - 2012

POSTED December 22, 2012 12:27 p.m.

Verlie Eugene “Tex” Marymee, 92, died Dec. 19 at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born Nov. 7, 1920, in Larned, he was the son of Roy Wallace and Ruby Marie (Grizzle) Marymee. On March 1, 1942, he married Dorothy Kruckenberg in Las Vegas, N.M. She died on Sept. 10, 1978. He then married Ruth L. (Carpenter) Burton on April 4, 1987, in Willits, Calif. She died on Oct. 4, 2003. A resident of Great Bend since 1989, coming from Reno, Nev., he worked for the Police and Fire Departments in Julesburg, Colo. He was known as “Tex the Clown” and enjoyed visiting patients at Central Kansas Medical Center in his clown suit.
Mr. Marymee was a United States Army veteran of World War II, serving with General George S. Patton’s Third Army in France and Germany. He was a member of Central Baptist Church, 32nd Degree Mason, Order of Eastern Star, World Clowns of America, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and NRA.
Survivors include six sons, Kit Eugene Marymee of Milwaukee, Wis., Tim Lee Marymee of Kansas City, Mo., James Frederick Marymee of Maryland, Ray Byron Marymee and Don Paul Marymee, both of Colorado, and Wallace Lloyd Marymee of Oxford; one sister, Donna Fanshier of Great Bend; and one aunt, Maxine Rogers of Great Bend. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Wallace Marymee and Ruby Marie Wesley; and one brother, Jack Marymee.
A private family inurnment will be held at the Great Bend Cemetery at a later date. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by    
Bryant Funeral Home*         
1425 Patton Road       
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 23, 2012


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