Lucille (Bryant) Kurtz 1925 – 2021

Lucille (Bryant) Kurtz, 96, passed away Sept. 29, 2021, at Diversicare of Larned. He was born on May 27, 1925, in Ellinwood to Wilbur and Hilda (Christiansen) Bryant. He grew up on the family farm south of Ellinwood and graduated from Ellinwood High School. She married Henry Kurtz, Jr. on Aug. 5, 1950, in Chicago, Ill. He died on March 6, 2013.

Henry, Lucille and the children lived in upper Michigan before returning to Kansas in 1960. He was a bookkeeper in the early years for Sears and Roebuck, as well as various banks. He became a homemaker. Lucille loves garage sales but especially loves spending time with her family.

Survivors include, two sons, Steven Kurtz of Pawnee Rock and Roger Kurtz and wife Kala of Larned; two daughters, Rita Kurtz of Larned and Marla Stella Kurtz of Dodge City; seven grandchildren, Nathan Barker, Jason Kurtz, Brandon Kurtz and wife Shelby, Derrick Kurtz and wife Ashley, Vincent Stella and wife Crysta, Natalie Hayes and wife Jesse, and Nichole Pearce and wife Jeremy; and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Henry Kurtz, Jr. two sisters Ruby Wilson and Barbara Adams; and a brother, Leo Bryant.

The visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 at Bryant Funeral Home, with family to receive friends from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday , Oct. 6, 2021, at Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery in Ellinwood, with Father Mark Cowell presiding. Memorials are assigned to the Larned EMS or Sante Fe Trail Center of Larned, in the care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences and notice can be sent to

The funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 1, 2021

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