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Geneva F. (Richardson) Byrn

July 6, 1922 ~ October 14, 2018 (age 96)
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Hoisington - Geneva Fay Byrn, 96, of Hoisington, Kansas, passed away October 14, 2018, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.

Geneva was born July 6, 1922 in Wilsey, KS, one of nine children born to William and Edith Richardson.  She graduated from Wilsey High School. She was united in marriage to Wesley Byrn on August 31, 1943.  He preceded her in death on February 19, 1991.

She was a member of Wilsey Christian Church.

Geneva worked at Duckwalls in Hoisington and became the manger, until the store was closed.  She transferred to the Alco store in Great Bend, KS, from which she retired. 

After her retirement, her time was spent both indoors and out.  She loved to mow and had a small garden, from which she supplied neighbors and friends with cucumbers and tomatoes.  From time to time, they also received homemade bread and rolls.  Geneva enjoyed crocheting and made everything from Christmas ornaments to afghans, which she shared with family and friends.

Geneva is survived by her sister Velma Dike, of Council Grove and brother William “Jug” Richardson and wife Evelyn, of Manhattan, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M., Friday, October 19, 2018, at Wilsey Christian Church.  Interment will follow at Wilsey Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wilsey Christian Church.

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