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Beulah F. (Susie) Vratil 1917 - 2016
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Beulah F. (Susie) Vratil 1917 - 2016

RADIUM — Beulah F. (Susie) Vratil, 99, passed away Nov. 17, 2016, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born on Oct. 17, 1917, in Stafford County she was the daughter of Earl Sr. and Jessie Carr. She grew up on a farm near Radium and graduated from Radium High School in 1935. In 1937, she married Eddy Vratil, and they celebrated 64 years of marriage before Eddy’s death in 2002. Susie and Eddy farmed near Radium for many years before moving to Larned in retirement years. She and Eddy enjoyed cooking, card playing and traveling.
Survivors include by a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Patty Vratil, of Great Bend; two grandchildren, Kathy (Troy) Brockway of Salina and Jay (Jennifer) Vratil of Great Bend; seven great-grandchildren, Jessica, Lara and Aidan Brockway and Taylor, Brooke, Braden and Kade Vratil; and a sister-in-law, Jean Vratil. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and siblings, Clair Carr, Parker Carr, Earl Carr, Jr., Alvena Carpenter and Maxine Heueisen.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 21 at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel with Chuck Carpenter presiding. Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Memorials may be given to the Radium Senior Center or Larned Fire Department, both in care of the funeral home. Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Beckwith Mortuary*
P.O. Box 477; 916 Main
Larned, KS 67550
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 20, 2016