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Joan Novotny 1942 - 2020
Joan Novotny

BUSHTON — Joan Novotny, 78, of Bushton, passed away Oct. 2, 2020 at Hospice House of Hutchinson. She was born Aug. 31, 1942 in Lincoln, Kan., the daughter of Wilbur Zachgo. 

Joan was a wonderful mother, wife, and friend. Our mother was a wonderful person with a beautiful heart! Family always came first, and she made sure we spent time with aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends growing up. Our family always held tight through good times and bad times. Mom and Dad surrounded us with family that had solid values. Our mom was a patriot, a role model, and the best friend we ever had. She loved the Lord and the Bible. 

Joan is survived by her middle son, David Novotny and wife Kari, with grandsons, Jordan, Colton, and Dalton of Colleyville, Texas, and youngest son, Lane Novotny and wife Andrea, with grandchildren, Chelsea, Austyn, Taylin, Aspyn, Aaliah, Aalijah, and Alek, and great-grandchildren, Lilly and Chayton all of Hutchinson, Kan. Joan is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Novotny Sr.; son, Larry Novotny Jr.; father, Wilbur Zachgo; brother, Robert “Bob” Zachgo; grandmother, Nellie (who raised her); and other precious family members. 

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at Bushton Cemetery with Pastor Tom Reazin officiating. Visitation will be from 2 until 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons with family present from 4 until 6 p.m. Memorials may be given to Cancer Research in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons. 

Funeral arrangements provided by

Birzer Funeral Home

214 West Ave. South

Lyons, KS.  67554

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 7, 2020