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Emerson Davy Ramahatantsoa 1941 - 2019

GREAT BEND — Emerson Davy Ramahatantsoa, 78, passed away June 2, 2019, in Great Bend. 

He was born March 6, 1941, at Andilanatoby, Tamatave, Madagascar to Ranarivelo and Marie Rasoarimalala. He married Isabelle Ramasivelo, Aug. 11, 1966, in Madagascar. She survives.

Coming to Great Bend from Madagascar in 2017, Emerson was a farmer until he was not able to any longer. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Great Bend.  

Survivors include, his wife, Isabelle of the home; his children, Hanitra Razafindrabe and husband Dr. Bell Razafindrabe of Great Bend, Nicole Manase and husband Raza of Great Bend, Esther Rasoarimalala of Madagascar, Jedidia Ramahatantsoa and wife Mbolatiana, Liliane Raveloarisoa and husband Solomahefa of Madagascar, Fanomezena Ramahatantsoa and wife Dr. Harimahefa Ratsimbason of Great Bend, Lydia Ramasiarisoa and husband Ndretsa Harilala of Madagascar, Bearivelo Ramahatantsoa and wife Miapintsoa of Madagascar, and Samuel Ramahatantsoa and wife Anja of Gaithersburg, Md. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Solomon Ramahatantsoa; and a son-in-law, Paulmont Randriamiarimanana. 

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2019, at Bryant Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 7 SW 30 Ave., Great Bend. Entombment will be in the Family Tomb Rainisoamahatana in Avaratra-Ambohitsoa, Antsahalalina, Antananrivo, Madagascar. Memorials are suggested to the Emerson Ramahatantsoa Funeral Expense Fund, in care of Bryant 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, June 5, 2019