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John Leroy Noblitt 1950 - 2012
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John Leroy Noblitt, 61, passed away in Great Bend early on Wednesday morning, Sept. 26. Born Dec. 6, 1950 in Great Bend, he was the son of Jack and Clara (Hamrdla) Noblitt. A resident of Great Bend for the majority of his life, he attended school in Great Bend, and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1968. A United States Army veteran, John served in Vietnam.  After his discharge from the Army, John worked as an officer for the Great Bend Police Department for a number of years, and then worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation on Highway Maintenance for many years. He also worked at Roto-Mix in Hoisington for several years before health concerns forced him to retire in 2009.  
John was active in the Future Farmers of America while in high school, and loved motorcycles, hunting, and building and shooting guns.  He especially loved his grandchildren and family.
Survivors include three daughters, Julie and her husband, Brent Kvasnicka-Lahr of Leavenworth, Emily Noblitt of Ellinwood, and Mary A. Noblitt of Great Bend; three grandchildren, Emma Isaac, Izzi Edwards, and Thayne Case; one brother, Gordon L. and his wife, Diane Noblitt of Wichita; and one sister, Gail Wagner of Great Bend. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Clara (Hamrdla) Noblitt.
It was John’s wishes that his body be cremated following his death.  His family is planning a celebration of his life at a later date.  There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be designated to the John L. Noblitt Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left and a full obituary notice may be viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Charter Funerals*
2115 Washington St.
Great Bend, KS  67530
(620) 793-6161