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Vernita “Neter” Hodges 1949 - 2019
Vernita “Neter” Hodges 1949 - 2019

LARNED — Vernita “Neter” Kay Hodges, 69, passed away Sept. 13, 2019 at University of Kansas Health Systems, Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kan.

She was born Sept. 29, 1949 in Great Bend, Kan., the daughter of Ernest and Lucille Hoffman Fuhr. A longtime area resident of Larned, she was a Med Aide, LMHT II and a P.A. II all at the Larned State Hospital for 43 years.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Larned.

Survivors include a son, William Hodges, Thornton, Colo.; two brothers, John (Annette) Fuhr, Colorado Springs, Colo. and Mark Fuhr, Pratt, Kan.; and three sisters, Judith (Duane) Garmeson, Kansas City, Mo., Norma (John) Carr, Great Bend, Kan. and Joanne Bortz, Eldorado, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned with Father Bernard Felix presiding. Family requests casual attire. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Beckwith Mortuary with family present from 6-8 p.m. Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery, Larned, Kan. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the V Foundation, both in care of Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, Kansas 67550. Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary 

P.O. Box 477 

Larned, KS  67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 17, 2019