Esther L Thul, 93, passed away May 12, 2022, at Ellinwood District Hospital. She was born on October 26, 1928, at Hominy, Okla., to Ira John & Alta Mae (Parnell) Fosdick. She married Arthur N. Thul on July 29, 1944, at Dodge City. He died May 13, 1986.
A longtime Great Bend resident, Esther was a receptionist for Centel until she retired. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella, Bridge Club and the Ellinwood Bowling Team.
Survivors include, a sister-in-law, Geraldine “Gerry” Fosdick of Great Bend and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur N. Thul; two sons, Arthur “Johnny” Thul and Franklin Thul; an infant daughter, Linda Thul; three brothers and their spouses, John Fosdick (June), J.R. Fosdick and Donald Fosdick; three sisters and their spouses, Alta Snow (Debbs), Mary Walter (Bud), Lorene Johnson (Jabe) and an infant sister, Pauline Fosdick.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Bryant Funeral Home, with Altar Society rosary at 4 p.m. and Vigil service with Daughters of Isabella rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 19, 2022, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment will be in Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery in Ellinwood. Memorials have been designated to Prince of Peace Parish, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 15, 2022