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Rolla Gaylen Renfro 1937 - 2011
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LARNED — Rolla Gaylen Renfro, 73, died May 4 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Oct. 14, 1937, at Great Bend, he was the son of Rolla G. and Viola B. (Elmore) Renfro. A Larned resident most of his life, he was a guard at the Larned Correctional Metal Health Facility, retiring in 2005.

Mr. Renfro was a U.S. Army Reserve veteran. He was a member of the American Legion in Larned, and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include a sister, Marlene Carr and husband Larry of Larned; a nephew, Kirk A. Carr of Larned; a niece, Tammy Froetschner and husband Jim of Larned; great-nephews Shane Carr of Silverthorne, Colo., and Chris Froetschner of Larned; a great-niece, Jami Battin and husband Chris and their son Eli, all of Great Bend; and a host of cousins and friends.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned, with Pastor Dan Lundgren presiding. Friends may sign the register from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Inurnment will be at the Larned Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Larned American Legion or Pawnee County Humane Society in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at


Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary Inc.*

P.O. Box 477; 916 Main

Larned, KS 67550

(620) 285-2121

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 6, 2011