Samuel Clayton Shoaff, 89, passed away July 12, 2018, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. He was born June 11, 1929 at Hardtner, Kan., to Charles L. Sr. and Ruth A. (McCabe) Shoaff. He married Betty F. Hanzlicek, May 22, 1955 at Wilson, Kan. She died Dec. 22, 2013.
Samuel was a Great Bend resident coming from Russell in 1952. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and the American Legion Argonne Post #180 all of Great Bend. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, and then worked as a parts-man until he retired.
Survivors include, one son, Brian K. Shoaff and wife Laura of Hays; two sisters, Barbara Majernik of Ulysses, and Dorothy Stephens of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, George Shoaff of Las Vegas, Nev.; two granddaughters, Morgan Shoaff of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Alexa (Shoaff) Wiens of Hutchinson. He was preceded in death by brother, Charles Shoaff Jr.
Memorial Graveside Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in WaKeeney, with Rev. Delbert Stanton presiding. Military Rites will be conducted by the Ft. Riley Honor Guard. A reception will be held 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at First United Methodist Church, Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to the Kansas Honor Flight or Kindred Hospice, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 5, 2018