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James A. (Jim) Bohart 1935 - 2015
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James A. (Jim) Bohart 1935 - 2015

LARNED — James A. (Jim) Bohart, 80 passed away Dec. 27, 2015, at the Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born July 30, 1935, in Larned, he was the son of Jack and Neta Smith Bohart. On July 22, 1956, he married Joan Blackwell in Larned. She survives. A longtime area resident of Larned he was retired from the USD 495 School and as a Chamber of Commerce Manager.
Mr. Bohart was a member of the Larned United Methodist Church, Larned Noon Lions Club, Larned Booster Club, Santa Fe Trail Center Board, past secretary with the Kansas Fair Association and served as a Tour Guide at the Santa Fe Trail Center.
Survivors include, two daughters, Kathy Whitley and husband Brent, of Ness City and Pam Hutfles and husband John, of Larned; five grandchildren, Matt Hutfles of Larned, Emily Hutfles of Kansas City, Mo., Talicia Millard and husband Mark, of Salina, Brandon Whitley and Dane Whitley, both of Ness City; two great-grandchildren, Tate Millard and June Millard; and five half sisters, Judy Stewart, Nancy Hughes, Mary Lee Shanks, Sharon Collins and Sherry Oravec.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Larned United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bethann Black and Father Warren Stecklein presiding. Burial will be at the Larned Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday with family present Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Beckwith Mortuary in Larned. Memorials may be given to the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum or the Larned High school Athletics in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Beckwith Mortuary*
P.O. Box 477 Larned, KS. 67550
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 29, 2015