OTIS — Darlene Kay Richards, 56, died April 9 at Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 22, 1958, in Colorado Springs, Colo., she was the daughter of Emil and Wanda (Berry) Vsetecka. She married Ron Richards in Larned. They later divorced. A resident of Otis since 1992, coming from Larned, she was a cook for the Larned State Hospital until retirement.
Survivors include two daughters, Jessica Wasson of Great Bend and Robin K. Hill of Otis; step-daughter, Sheila Richards of Mount Hope; one sister, Donna Vsetecka of South Hutchinson; one brother: Daniel Vsetecka of Larned; and three grandchildren, Nautika Richards, Malachi Wasson and Shorie Hill. She was preceded in death by stepson, John Richards; and brother, Tom Fuller.
Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 14 at Bohemian National Cemetery in Timken. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials are suggested to the Family Crisis Center in care of the 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, April 11, 2014