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Irving Gail Tournear 1943 - 2023
Irving Gail Tournear

LARNED – Irving Gail Tournear, 79, passed away Feb. 18, 2023 at his home in Larned.

He was born Dec. 13, 1943 in Great Bend, the son of Irving G. and Mildred J. Asher Tournear.

A lifetime Great Bend resident, he was a firefighter for Great Bend Fire Department until his retirement in 1985. He later moved to Larned where he was a member of the Larned Chamber of Commerce, he was also a member of Great Bend American Legion, and the St Rose School Board.

Survivors include, two sons, Derek M. (Jaine) Tournear, Nokesvilles, Va., Jonathan Joseph (Kelly) Ware, Olathe; three brothers, Larry G. Tournear, Gary L. Tournear, Ron D. Tournear; nine grandchildren, Caitlin, Seth, Spence, Savannah, Dakota, Weston, Xavier, Paxton, John, and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James “Jimmy” Lee Tournear; and a daughter, Gail Renee Tournear.

Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023 at Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, Kan. with Rev. Tim Bever presiding. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2023 at Beckwith Mortuary Larned with family present from 4-6 p.m. Burial in Lyons Cemetery with military graveside rites.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to American Legion Post 180 in care of Beckwith Mortuary, PO Box 477, Larned, Kansas 67550. Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary 

PO Box 477 

Larned, KS. 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 24, 2023