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Grace M. Conard 1931 - 2014
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Grace M. Conard 1931 - 2014

Grace M. Conard, 82, died May 3 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Sept. 11, 1931, in Waverly, she was the daughter of Mervin and Norma (Dawson) Estep. She married Harold Smith. They later divorced. She then married Jack Conard. They later divorced. A resident of Great Bend since 1970, coming from Larned, she was a housekeeper for Fuller Brush and Central Kansas Medical Center and worked as a cook at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, all of Great Bend.
Mrs. Conard was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and the Golden Belt Humane Society. Following her retirement, Mrs. Conard was involved with Pathways Rescare, Foster Grandparent for U.S.D. #428, and the First Assembly of God daycare.
Survivors include two sons, Gordon Smith and his wife Trudy of Hutchinson, and Ivan Smith of Great Bend; three daughters, Connie Smith of Hays, Sharlene Marinhagen and her husband James of West Fall, and Jacqueline Curtis and her husband Jerritt of Topeka;
six grandchildren, Jennifer Pinon, Stephanie Smith, Elizabeth Berens, Kelsie Keleher, Kira Curtis, and Madison Curtis; and six great-grandchildren. Ashley Plascjak, Nick Plascjak, Kyle Smith, Jeric Berens, Katelyn Berens, and Graham Keleher. She was preceded in death by her father, Mervin Estep; mother and step-father, William and Norma Clark; one son, Jackie Conard; and one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Harold Peats.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Larned Cemetery with Pastor Josh Foster officiating. Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Rosewood Services or Golden Belt Humane Society, in care of the 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, May 6, 2014