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October 17th, 2019

roberta brewerULYSSES – Roberta H. Brewer, 100, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital. 

She was born May 30, 1919 to Catherine Anastatia Brannick LaFontaine and Josiah Brown at home on a small farm in Wamego. 

She married Marshall Brewer June 22, 1945 at the Presbyterian Church in Wamego. He preceded her in death in December 2000. 

She graduated from Wamego High School in 1937 and one of her favorite memories from her high school days was playing basketball. 

She attended Emporia State Teachers College where she obtained her teaching certificate. 

At age 19 she accepted her first teaching position in Ulysses where she taught 7th grade in addition to teaching music and coaching the girl’s basketball team to a tournament victory in Sublette. 

She and Marshall worked together for many years, with him seeing patients and performing surgery and her running the business office. She also accompanied him on numerous house calls and home baby deliveries, as Ulysses didn’t have a hospital until 1951. 

She was a member of the Priscilla Bridge Club, Eastern Star, Junior Civic Club, and a past president of the Southwest Kansas Medical Auxiliary among others, and has been a member of the United Methodist Church in Ulysses for many years.

She loved watching sports, in particular Kansas State football and Kansas Jayhawks basketball. 

She also loved horse racing and the Brewers bred and raised thoroughbred horses which they raced in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. 

She also loved traveling and took many trips over the years everywhere from Florida to Alaska and Hawaii, and Jamaica to Japan and Southeast Asia, among many other places. 

Survivors include daughter Marsha and son-in-law, Loren Jay Gough; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

• Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in the chapel at the Garnand Funeral Home officiated by Reverend Kelly Gindlesberger, followed by a brief graveside funeral service and burial at the Ulysses Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses.

Memorials are suggested to the Grant County Senior Center, Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital, the First United Methodist Church, or a charity of your choice, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880. 

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