Clarence R. Barta, 89, died Friday, March 9, 2018, at Almost Home in Great Bend.

He was born Sept. 2, 1928, in Ellsworth County to Oda and Eleanor (Svaty) Barta.

He married Mary Podlena on Oct. 18, 1954, in Wilson. She preceded him in death. He worked in the oil industry.

He was in the U.S. Coast Guard and served for three years.

Survivors include a son, Randy Barta, Overland Park; a daughter, Cindy McQuade, Hoisington; Sister Loretta Podlena, Great Bend; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wilson; burial in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, Wilson.

A vigil will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St. Wenceslaus Cemetery Fund or American Legion Post No. 262 in care of the funeral home.

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