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John Vyrl Slagle 1936 - 2018
John Vyrl Slagle 1936 - 2018

NESS CITY — John Vyrl Slagle, age 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at the Ness County Hospital, Ness City. He was born on Aug. 27, 1936, in Jetmore, Kansas, the son of John M. and Martha Lucille Grumbein Slagle.
Vyrl was a member of the United Methodist Church, Ness City, the Isis Shrine, and he was a Mason. He was a former Fire Chief and a GMC, Pontiac, Allis Chalmers, and Gleaner dealer, all in Ness City.
On June 15, 1958, he married Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Dinsmore in Ness City, Kansas. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his mother, Lucille Slagle, Ness City; two daughters, Tracy Proctor and her husband, Steve of Ness City and Verla King and her husband, Scott of Olmitz; two grandchildren, Devon King and Raegan King and her fiancé, Cole McCurry; and a step-grandson C.J. Proctor.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Ness City. Burial in the Ness City Cemetery. Friends may call at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City on Friday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to the Ness County Fire Department, District #1. Memories and words of support may be left for the family at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Fitzgerald Funeral Home
207 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
Ness City, KS 67560
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 9, 2018