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Marcia Lynne Van Conet 1954 - 2016

SOUTH HOISINGTON — Marcia Lynne Van Conet, 62, died June 26, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.
She was born Feb. 2, 1954, in Hoisington, the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt Guliford Jr. and Josephine D. Guliford.
Marcia was a longtime resident of South Hoisington. In 1972, she wed Booker T. Cartwright in Hoisington. They lived in Russell for three years before returning to South Hoisington.
In 1990 she then wed George Anthony Van Conet. They lived in Alma, Nebraska, for a short time, until moving back to Olmitz and later La Crosse. He died in 2003. Marcia has been a resident of Great Bend for the last 16 years.
Marcia was a homemaker and a professional cosmetologist since 1981.
Marcia grew up in First Baptist Church of South Hoisington where she was the choir director and then in 2010 she became a member of the Myers Chapel, A.M.E., in Great Bend.
Survivors include: a sister, Karen Jo Guliford of Olathe; sisters/aunts, Marilyn Overton and Theodora Singleton, both of Kansas City, Mo.; her children, Dradeana K. Cartwright of Great Bend, Brandon T. Cartwight and wife Mistee of Sterling, Colo., Braylan T. Cartwright of Russell, and Barrian T. Cartwright of Oklahoma; and nine grandchildren, Kordyante, Remahliel, Adaighzion, Jossie Arlene, Trennary Shai, Jalan, Kyona L., Braxton and Braddy Tre-Teagg; and two nieces, Kya M.Gibbs and Homega K. Guliford.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Sheryl June Guliford, Toi-San Guliford and Gayle F. Guliford-Locke.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Friday, July 1, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, with the  Rev. Dr. Akiiki Daisy Kabagarama presiding. Friends may call 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with family to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Hoisington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Myers Chapel, A.M.E., in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
415 N. Main; P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 29, 2016