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Gary A. Skelton 1947-2015
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Gary A. Skelton 1947-2015

Gary A. Skelton, 68, died June 12, 2015 at home in Great Bend. Born May 29, 1947 at Larned, he was the son of George and Juanita (Deighton) Skelton
Gary married Irma L. Wilson on April 24, 1970. She passed away on Sept. 6, 1990. Following Irma’s death, Gary found love for the second time, marrying Patricia L. (Davis) Svatos on Dec. 30, 1995, at Great Bend, KS.
A 30 year employee of Southwestern Bell, retiring as manager in 2000, Gary was a Great Bend resident since 1989, coming from Topeka, KS. After retirement, he worked part time for Waters True Value. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era and the National Guard. Gary was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Skelton, of the home; his son, Greg Skelton and wife Christy of Wichita; his daughter, April Skelton and companion Gary Gucciano of Auburn; three step daughters: Mystie McGee and husband Andrew of Halstead, Kristie Maurer and husband Trevor of Atlanta, Ga., and Kim Svatos of Great Bend; two sisters, Sandy Moore and husband David of Larned, and Coleen Houser and husband John of Larned; and 13 Grandchildren: Grace and Emily Skelton; Joseph Gucciano; Steven, Kalee, and Matthew McGee; Ryan, Allyson, and Tyler Peppenhorst; Zac and Megan Maurer; Courtney, Zachery and Elysse Ellis
Memorial service will be Wednesday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at Bryant Funeral Home with Rev. Josh Leu officiating. Inurnment will be at Larned Cemetery, Larned, with military rites conducted by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. Memorials are suggested to Gentiva Hospice or Almost Home, LLC, 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, Kansas 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 14, 2015