GREAT BEND — William L. “Bill” Titsworth, 65, died March 30, at Hays Medical Center.
Born June 28, 1949, in Tracy, Calif. he was the son of Edgar Paul and Naomi (Thomas) Titsworth. On Oct. 29, 1994, he married Lori Riedlinger in Dodge City. A Great Bend resident since 1991, he was employed at Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility from 1991 to 2009.
Mr. Titsworth was a retiree of the United States Army, serving from 1969 to 1992, attaining the rank of SFC. He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church, American Legion Argonne Post 180, American Legion Riders, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 646, all of Great Bend. He was involved with the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Run.
Survivors include wife, Lori Titsworth, of the home; father, Edgar Paul Titsworth, Great Bend; two sons, William Edward Titsworth Sr. of Clayton, Okla., and Landon Michael Titsworth of the home; one daughter, Kellie Dennise Bouillon and her husband Patrick of Greene, Iowa; two sisters, Iola Titsworth of Great Bend, and Debbie Pereira and her husband Carlos of Manteca, Calif.; one brother, Roy Titsworth and his wife Norma of Great Bend; six grandchildren, Katie Titsworth, William E. Titsworth Jr., Dakota Titsworth, Paige Titsworth, Jeffrey Bouillon and wife Alexandria, and Kirby Bouillon; two great-grandchildren, Ayden and Mason; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Naomi Titsworth; an infant brother, Paul Gene Titsworth; a granddaughter, Kayla Titsworth; a great-granddaughter, Shanna Bouillon; and his father-in-law, Don Riedlinger.
A vigil service with rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Bryant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Great Bend with military rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard and American Legion Riders. Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, in care of the 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, April 3, 2015