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Chhitubhai K. Patel 1940 - 2014
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Chhitubhai K. Patel, 73, passed away on March 31, at the Hays Medical Center. Born April 29, 1940, in India, he was the son of Karshanbhai R. and Deviben K. Patel. In 1964, he was united in marriage to Bhagvatiben C. Patel. Mr. Patel farmed in India prior to coming to the United States and Jackson, Miss. in 1989, moving to Great Bend in 2011.  
Mr. Patel was of the Hindu faith.
Survivors include his wife, Bhagvatiben C. Patel of Great Bend; one son, Subhash C. “Sonny” and his wife, Kishori Patel, of Great Bend; four daughters, Vilashben and her husband, Bharat Patel of India, Sharmilaben and her husband, Bipin Patel of New Orleans, La., Jagruti and her husband, Minesh Patel, of Clewiston, Fla. and Asha and her husband, Rakesh Patel of Stanton, Iowa; six grandsons; four granddaughters; three brothers, Rameshbhai K. Patel and Babubhai K. Patel, both of Houston, Texas and Navinbhai K. Patel of Hattiesburg, Miss. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Charter Funerals in Great Bend. Inurnment will take place at a later date in India. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left and a complete obituary may be viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Charter Funerals*
2115 Washington St.
Great Bend, KS  67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, April 2, 2014