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Shawn Alan Ney 1977 - 2011
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HOISINGTON — Shawn Alan Ney, 33, died Dec. 10 in Great Bend. Born Dec. 16, 1977, in Hoisington, he was the son of Michael and Debra (Bennett) Ney. A lifelong resident of Barton County, he graduated from Barton Community College with an Associate in Science degree from the LPN program.

Mr. Ney was a member of St. John Evangelist Catholic Church. He was a sports fan of the Yankees and the Chiefs, and enjoyed the outdoors and woodworking.

Survivors include his father, of Hoisington; two daughters, Caitlin Ney, of Great Bend, and Nicole Davis of Ellinwood; an adopted son, Dakota Ney, of Great Bend; a sister, Heather Marsh and husband Gary, of Great Bend; a brother, Heath Ney and wife Afton, of Hoisington; paternal grandmother, Margaret Ney, of Hoisington; maternal grandfather, Charles Bennett, of Hoisington; and maternal grandmother, Mary Orton, of Council Grove. He was preceded in death by his mother, Debra Ney; paternal grandfather, Francis Ney; step-grandfather, Buzz Orton and an uncle, Max Taylor.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington with the Rev. Dick Ogle officiating. Burial will be at the St. John Church Cemetery in Hoisington. Memorials are suggested to the St. John Cemetery Fund or Shawn Ney Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at


Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*

P.O. Box 146

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 13, 2011