Archive for Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Obituary: Robert Lee Bethard

1949-2002

September 25, 2002

Private family graveside services for Robert Lee Bethard, 53, Linwood, were last Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at Edwardsville Cemetery, Edwardsville.

Mr. Bethard died Sept. 13, 2002, at his home in Linwood. He was born May 26, 1949, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Howard and Velma Fish Bethard. He had lived in Leavenworth County for 26 years, nine of them in Linwood.

Mr. Bethard was a self-employed stone mason who owned and operated Bethard Stoneworks, Linwood.

He married Linda Marie Hopewell on July 27, 1968, in Kansas City, Kan.

She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include his mother, Velma Fish Bethard Espy, Bonner Springs; a son, Heath Bethard, Linwood; a daughter, Jenny Smith, Leavenworth; three brothers, Ed Bethard and Jim Bethard, both of Tonganoxie, and Mike Bethard, Haskell, Okla.; a sister, Linda Holmes, Coweta, Okla., and two grandsons.

Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, handled arrangements.

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