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August 26th, 2019

alvena deweySYRACUSE – Alvena I. Dewey, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at her home in Syracuse. 

She was born April 18, 1946 to Jim and Irene (Hanson) Zahnter in Lakin.

She grew up in Syracuse and had worked as a waitress, cook, and machinist. 

She enjoyed reading, watching old western movies, crocheting, sewing, baking, and making homemade noodles. 

She raised chickens, farm animals, and cared for any stray animals or people who need special attention.

Survivors include her significant other of 32 years, Thomas Simpson, Syracuse; children: Pamela LaCost and husband, Duane, Kendall, Wade Dewey, Yazoo City, Miss., Kimberly Dewey, Garden City, and Daniel Dewey, Syracuse; brothers: Sonny Murphy, Florida, Chad Zahnter, Kansas, Gordon Zahnter, Great Bend, and Alvin Zahnter, Russell; sisters: Beverly Beer, Tulsa, Okla., Louetta Edwards, Mesquite, Nev., and Laura Beesley, Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren: Shawn, David, Brand, Colby, Daniel, and Erin; and great-grandchild, Nicholas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Ron, Herman, and Jimmy; and sister, Wilma.

• Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. (MST) Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at New Life Fellowship Church in Syracuse with Pastor Bill Roberts presiding. 

Memorials are suggested to Alvena Dewey Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855. 

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