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Louis Elmer Bud Black
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Louis Elmer "Bud" Black, 85, died June 27 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. Born Jan. 5, 1926 at Cherryvale, he was the son of Louis G. and Sarah Ellen (Barker) Black. On Oct. 13, 1950 he married Violet Wittman in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 1947, coming from Cherryvale, he was a truck driver and delivery man for Santa Fe Trail Transportation.

Mr. Black served in the United States Navy during World War II and retired from the National Guard. He was a member of the First Christian Church, American Legion Argonne Post 180, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3111, RSVP, and Silver Cougar Club. He was a volunteer at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center and was stage director for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association.

Survivors include his wife, Violet Black, of the home; a daughter, Lynne E. Scheuerman and husband Cliff of Great Bend; four grandchildren, Jann Curtright and husband Chris, Todd Scheuerman and wife Kelsey and Carley Mason, all of Great Bend and Chris Scheuerman and wife Becky of Wichita; four great-grandchildren, Andrew Curtright, Emily Scheuerman, Elizabeth Scheuerman and Tyler Scheuerman. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Milton Carley; his stepmother, Daisy Black; a daughter, Layne L. Mason; a brother, Bob Black; and a stepbrother, Charles Price.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. A private family burial will be at the Hillcrest Memorial Park with Military Honors by the United States Navy Honor Guard in Great Bend. Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church or Barton County Relay for Life, 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, June 29, 2011