Artie Brunson


Artie O. Brunson, 102, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.

Artie O. Brunson, 102, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.

She was born May 8, 1911, in Loco, Okla., to William Henry and Lillie May Blevins Clarkston.

On Nov. 27, 1928, she married Mearl Brunson in Frederick, Okla. He died March 9, 1997, in Garden City. She also was preceded in death by a son, Doyle Brunson; a daughter, Mearlene Ankrom; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Esley Clarkston; and six brothers, Clarence, Carl, L.K. "Pete," Bill, Chester and Wendell Clarkston.

A resident of Garden City since 1930, Mrs. Brunson had been in partnership with her husband of Brunson Distributing Company.

Survivors include a son, Roger Brunson of Garden City; a daughter, Alene Calder Herrman of Liberal; 17 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Visitation hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City. Condolences may be sent at Memorials to the Artie Brunson Memorial Fund may be sent in care of the funeral home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.


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