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Raymond E. McNett 1953 - 2020
Raymond E. McNett

Raymond E. McNett, age 67 years, of Great Bend, Kan., passed away on Wednesday morning, Aug. 12, 2020 in Great Bend. Raymond was born on June 4, 1953 at Great Bend to Champion Frederick and Marie Alice (Ward) McNett. He worked as an auto mechanic and owned and operated M & M Repair & Salvage in Great Bend for over 25 years. Raymond was united in marriage to Joan M. Thomas on Feb. 16, 2013 at Great Bend, Kan.  He enjoyed drag racing, working on his brother Butch’s racecar, and loved to collect unique animals. Raymond was known to be a prankster, and loved spending time with his family, where he was always a wealth of knowledge.  

Raymond is survived by his wife, Joan M. McNett of Great Bend, Kan.; four sons Raymond McNett II of Plevna, Kan., Terry Steele of Oceanside, Calif., Grant McNett of Great Bend, Kan., and Jason (Desiree’) Linsner of Great Bend, Kan.; five daughters  Becky (Charlie) Richardson of Hoisington, Kan., Geana (Jeff) Houser of Salina, Kan., Casey (Heath) Orr of La Vista, Neb., Laura (Jared) Linsner of Great Bend, Kan. and Lisa (Trevor) Linsner of Great Bend, Kan.; 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers Marvin (Marcia) McNett of Sylvia, Kan. and Fred McNett of Great Bend, Kan.; two sisters Catherine (Howard) Johnson of Great Bend, Kan. and Janice Melder of Elmer, La.; nieces and nephews. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother Champion “Butch” McNett.  

Cremation has been chosen. Graveside Inurnment Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 at Hillcrest MemorialPark Cemetery north of Great Bend with Pastor James Davis officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be left for the family and a full obituary notice may be viewed at  

Funeral arrangements provided by

Charter Funerals  

2115 Washington St.  

Great Bend, KS  67530  

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 14, 2020