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Lana Marlene (Sawyer) Bretz 1934 - 2019
Ronald E. “Ron” Schepmann

WICHITA — Lana Marlene (Sawyer) Bretz, 84, died Jan. 11, 2019, at Keepsake Cottage, Wichita.  She was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Goodman, Missouri, the daughter of L.E. and Eula J. (Steitz) Harris.  

Lana was a resident of Hoisington from 1970 until 2004 when she moved to Russell.  She then moved to Wichita in 2010.

On March 18, 1956, she married Robert A. Sawyer in Larned. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1980.  She then married Everett L. Scott in December of 1983.  He preceded her in death on April 25, 1998.  On Oct. 3, 1998, she married Marvin Bretz.  He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 2004.

Survivors include; son, Robert L. Sawyer of Loveland, Colo.; daughter, Brenda Lea Sawyer and husband Rick Kimpler of Wichita; step-children Everett L. Scott, Jr., Leon Scott, Donald Scott, Tom Scott, Emma, Shirley, Ruby; sisters, Bette Ardrey of McAlester, Okla., Henrietta Whitman of Neosha, Mo., Carolyn Stipp of Springfield, Mo.; 5 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands; step-son Randy Scott; brothers, Tom and Jimmy Harris; and sisters, Pauline Edmonds, Ruth Pogue, and Alice Fleetwood.

Friends may call 1-5 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 14, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Don Fisher presiding. Burial will follow in Hoisington Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.

Funeral arrangements by 

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home

415 N. Main

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 13, 2019