Archive for Thursday, August 30, 2007

Obituary: George W. Friend


August 30, 2007

Funeral services for George Walter Friend, 50, Eudora, Kansas were Wednesday, August 29, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary Eudora Chapel. Burial was in Hesper Cemetery.

Mr. Friend died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, near Poncha Springs, Colo.

He was born May 30, 1957 in Denver, Colo., the son of Darryl D. and Marcia M. Harris Friend. He graduated from Wichita West High School in 1975.

Mr. Friend worked for Charlie's TV in Emporia before moving to Eudora in 1990. He retired as a machine operator from Lawrence Paper Co. in May 2007.

He married Retha Thompson on Nov. 4, 1990, in Wichita. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Barbara Friend, Eudora; a son, John Friend, Eudora; three brothers, Doug Friend, Seminole, Fla., Greg Friend, Emporia, and Brian Friend, Burden; two sisters, Marla Patchel, Morganton, N.C., and Paulie Blunnie, Raytown, Mo.; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary Eudora Chapel, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora 66025.

Online condolences may be sent at, subject: Friend.

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