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Velda L. Brittain 1935 - 2011
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Velda L. Brittain, 76, died Dec. 6. She took her last breath at home surrounded by family. Born Aug. 12, 1935, at Cushing, Okla., she was the daughter of Walter and Arkie (Bunch) McMahan. She was a graduate of Cushing High School. She married Robert L. "Bob" Brittain Jan. 1, 1954, at Cushing, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Brittain was a Great Bend resident since 1957, coming from Cushing, Okla. She worked in medical records at Central Kansas Medical Center for 21 years. She and Bob then owned and operated Brittain’s Western Wear for 31 years, retiring in January 2011.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; three sons, Leon Brittain and his wife Loretta of Colorado Springs, Colo., Randy Brittain of Great Bend, and Rick Brittain and his fiancé Heidi Erdman of Great Bend; one sister, Ruby Hildebrand of Wagoner, Okla.; two grandsons, Austin Brittain of the U.S. Navy, stationed in Japan, and Adrian Brittain of Canon City, Colo.; and two great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

A private family service will be held at a later date. 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.), Dec. 13, 2011