Earl J. Befort, 92, Munjor, died Monday, March 18, 2019, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Munjor to Jacob and Lidwina (Leiker) Befort. He graduated from Schoenchen High School.

He married Mary Ann Gabel on Nov. 10, 1955. He was a mail carrier for over 30 years, primarily delivering mail in downtown Hays.

He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Munjor, and the Singer Bund, a gospel singing group, and had played in polka bands in his younger days.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Jake Befort and wife, Mitzi, Bison, and Lyle Befort and wife, Linda, Sublette; a brother, Vernon Befort, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; six grandchildren, Amy Davidson and husband, Michael, Ryan Befort and wife, Sarah, Morgan Befort, Dusti Befort, Kali Befort and Dawn Befort; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Donald and Marvin Befort.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Munjor; inurnment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Munjor.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, with a combined rosary/vigil at 7 p.m., all at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

Memorials are suggested to Thomas More Prep-Marian High School in care of the funeral chapel.

Condolences can be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email at keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com.