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Lorraine Shanks 1945-2013
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Lorraine Shanks 1945-2013

Lorraine Shanks, 68, died Oct. 4, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.  Born Aug. 12, 1945 at Hastings, Nebr., she was the daughter of Frank and Virginia Mary (Herrman) Andrasek.
On July 21, 1962, she married Robert Byron Shanks at Great Bend, KS.  He died Jan. 3, 2012.  As a secretery for Eldridge Fencing, Mrs. Shanks was a lifetime Great Bend resident.
Lorraine was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose Catholic Church, Prince of Peace Altar Society, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 646 Auxiliary, and the V.F.W. Post #3111 Auxiliary, all of Great Bend.
Survivors include her son, Robert Shanks, Jr. of Sacramento, Calif., her two daughters, Deanna Eldridge and husband Wally, and Sandy Clanton, all of Great Bend.  She is also survived by seven grandchildren:  Doug Wilson, Jr., Derik Wilson, Billy Eldridge, Frankie Shanks, Stacey Clanton, Ashley Clanton, and Cody Clark; and three great-grandchildren: Emery Clanton, Jaxon Clanton and Zain Shanks.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Lester Andrasek, and a grandson, Robbie Shanks.
Funeral Service will be Monday, Oct. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend.  An Altar Society Rosary will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home, followed by a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. with Fr. Ted Stoeklein officiating.  Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at Bryant Funeral Home
Memorials are suggested to the Lorraine Shanks Expense Fund or St. Rose Foundation to benefit Heartland Cancer Center, in care of Bryant 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, Oct. 6, 2013