Harlie Edwin Nutting, 99, died Sept. 7, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 2, 1913 at Aberdeen, Idaho, he was the son of John W. and Mary Ellen (Esery) Sisler. At the age of four, he was adopted by Lewis and Emma (Lynn) Nutting and moved to Southwest Mo. On March 18, 1934, he married Helen Luticia Sanders at Rural Stafford County. She died on Jan. 30, 2005. Mr. Nutting started farming as a teenager with a team of horses. He was a farmer and ranch foreman for W. A. Cross Ranch for 25 years. In 2002, he moved to Great Bend from Lewis. He wrote music and started writing poetry at age 95. He loved farming, ranching, being outdoors, playing pool, dominoes, gospel music, carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, antique tool collecting, mechanic work, and University of Kansas basketball. Above all else, he loved the Lord and studying the Bible.
Mr. Nuttinng was a member of the First Assembly of God in Kinsley.
Survivors include three sons: Harlie Nutting, Jr. of Temple, Texas, Larry Nutting and wife Dorothy of Great Bend and Michael Nutting and wife Carla of Crosby, Texas; two daughters, Eleanor M. Smith and husband Dick of Poway, Calif. and Rita Giles of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers, John Sisler, Marion Sisler, Richard Alford Sisler, Charlie Sisler, and an infant brother; and four sisters, Nellie Bardell, Maggie Hill, Mary McClellan, and Lula E. Metz; and two grandchildren, Sherie Lynn Tillman and Matthew Towner.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Wayne Cemetery in Lewis with Pastor Dwight Dozier officiating. Interment will be at the Wayne Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m., today at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Crossroads Victory Lighthouse Assembly of God, Kinsley or Gideons International, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
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1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 11, 2012