TULSA, Okla. — George James "Jim" Eastwood, 63, was born on July 25, 1947 in Great Bend to George and Mary (Welch) Eastwood. Jim passed from this life on March 2 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 63.
Jim attended school in Hoisington, and received his bachelor’s degree in Education from Emporia State University. Jim retired after many years in various sales and marketing positions. He was preceded in death by his father, George E. Eastwood; his mother, Mary Alice Eastwood Lang and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Eastwood.
Jim is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Jared Rutledge of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a sister, Mary Alice Carlile of Colwich, and two nieces, Tracy Rohlman of Kingman and Jennifer "JJ" VenJohn of Andale.
Visitation will be held 9 a.m. Friday, March 11 at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington. A memorial mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hoisington with Father Birket presiding. Private inurnment follows at St. John Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or the Humane Society of the United States.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home
415 N. Main, P. O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 6, 2011\