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John Risk Sawaya 1958 - 2017

GREAT BEND — John Risk Sawaya, 58, died Dec. 15, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. 
Born June 14, 1958, in Salina, he was the son of Emerson Dean and Erma Jean (Gordon) Sawaya. A longtime resident of Great Bend he had worked for Duke Drilling Company. He was a gifted artist.
Survivors include a sister, Diane Lynn Summers, Bowling Green, Ky.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Great Bend Cemetery North. In case of inclement weather, services will be held at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Funeral Expense Fund in care of the 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, April 26, 2017