Lennie “Boots” Hughbanks, 97, died Nov. 9 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Born April 17, 1915, in Newton, she was the daughter of Willard and Ellas (Stoops) Anderson. On Jan. 7, 1946, she married Hanley Gene Hughbanks in Brewton, Ala. He died on Sept. 29, 1988. A resident of Great Bend since 1968, coming from Pratt, she was employed by the JC Penney Co. as the catalog department supervisor, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Pratt and was a member of the Central Kansas Medical Center Auxiliary.
Survivors include two sons, Ron Hughbanks and wife Linda of Omaha, Neb. and Steve Hughbanks of Denton, Texas; two grandchildren, David Hughbanks and wife Clara of Plymouth, Minn., and Rachel Hughbanks of Bedford, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Alexandra “Sasha” Hughbanks of Plymouth, Minn. She was preceded in death by Steve’s wife, Jeri Hughbanks.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may visit from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home. Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Nov. 14, 2012