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Amanda Marie Zecha-Ford 1983-2016
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Amanda Marie Zecha-Ford, 32, died Oct. 14, 2016, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Born Oct. 18, 1983 at Wichita, she was the daughter of Ronald Gene and Donna (Rine) Zecha.
A lifetime Barton County resident, Amanda was a member of N.A., and enjoyed hunting and was a passionate caregiver, working for S.K.I.L. She particularly enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her nephew and nieces.
Survivors include her husband, Sasha Ford, of the home; mother, Donna Zecha, Great Bend; a brother, Eric Zecha of Great Bend; grandmother, Margaret Zecha; one aunt, Brenda Flynn (Don Williams) of Great Bend; and four uncles, Rocky and Cindy Zecha, Kelly and Rehna Zecha of Great Bend, Clay and Kris Zecha of Maize, and Kirk and Jill Zecha of Great Bend; nephew, Skyler Zecha; and two nieces, Alexis Zecha and Holley Zecha. She was preceded in death by her father, Ron Zecha and by one sister, Dawn Marie Zecha.
Funeral service will be Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Bryant Funeral Home, with Rev. Dick Ogle officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Great Bend. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Bryant Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Amanda Marie Zecha-Ford Funeral Expense Fund, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 20, 2016