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Howard Hadsell Barry 1940 - 2021
Howard Hadsell Barry

Howard Hadsell Barry, 80, passed away Jan. 20, 2021, at Hays Medical Center, Hays. He was born on May 23, 1940, at Great Bend to Harvey Hadsell and Albertia May (Blair) Barry. He married Mary Callaway and they later divorced. He then met his best friend and life partner, Gloria Leon. 

A lifetime Great Bend resident, Howard was a laborer at Venture Corporation for 20 years. He owned and operated Barry Tree Service after the death of his father. He was of the Christian faith. Howard was an outdoors person and loved to work on his trucks.  

Survivors include, two daughters, Kandy Miskell and Elaine Barry, both of Great Bend; a brother, David M. Blair Sr., of Leonardville; two sisters, Kathern Barry and Evon Gallant, both of Great Bend; a grandson, Timmy Miskell; two nieces, Shawnda Gallant and Marcella Meeker; a nephew, Barry Gallant; and an ex brother in law, Andy Gallant. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Nathine Barry; and a half sister, Una Helmric. 

Visitation will be held from noon to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at Bryant Funeral Home, with family to receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at Bryant Funeral Home, with Reverend  Don Fisher presiding. Interment will be in Hoisington Cemetery. Memorials have been designated to Golden Belt Humane Society, 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, KS  67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 27, 2021