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Rebecca ‘Becky’ Wornkey 1952 - 2019
Rebecca ‘Becky’ Wornkey 1952 - 2019

GREAT BEND — Rebecca “Becky” Wornkey, 67, passed away Nov. 18, 2019, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. 

She was born Aug. 1, 1952, in Hoisington, the daughter of Gilbert J. and Joyce M. (Burkhart) Sander. Becky married Steven Ray Wornkey Sept. 5, 1975, in Great Bend. He survives.

Becky, a lifetime resident of Barton County, was currently a homemaker, retiring from Holiday Inn, Great Bend, as the sales and catering manager, and previously worked as a hostess at Kiowa Kitchen. She was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed Bingo, casinos and music.

Survivors include, husband, Steven Ray Wornkey Sr. of the home; four sons, Shawn Wornkey and husband Mitch, Raleigh, N.C.; Steven Ray Wornkey Jr., Great Bend; Alan Lee Wornkey and wife Sheri of Great Bend and Chad Dale Wornkey, Great Bend; four sisters, Sharon Fox, Manchester, Mo.; Debbie Shank, Hays; Shirley Tomlin, Great Bend; and Connie Sander, Black Hawk, Colo; four grandchildren, Blake Stevens Wornkey, Dylan Dakota Wornkey, Heaven Marie Wornkey and Nicholas Ray Wornkey. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert J. and Joyce M. Sander; one son, Darren Robert Wornkey; one brother, James Sander; and by one sister, Patricia Michael.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at First Assembly of God, Great Bend, with Pastor Don Paden presiding. Interment will follow at Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, at Bryant Funeral Home, with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Rebecca Sue Wornkey Memorial Fund, 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, Nov. 20, 2019