Virginia K. Karlin, 79, Great Bend, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Medicalodges of Great Bend.

She was born July 11, 1940, in Larned. She had been a resident of Great Bend since 1958, coming from Larned, where she was raised by her grandparents, Paul and Ruby Wysong.

She married Ronald James Karlin on June 7, 1958, in Larned. He preceded her in death July 30, 2011.

She was employed at Fuller Brush Industries for 25 year working in the distribution department and upon retirement she was a dispatcher for the Great Bend Senior Center.

She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, the Altar Society, and in her more active years, She was a Girl Scout leader and taught CCD. She cherished her time with family especially during the holidays and special occasions. They enjoyed decorating for Christmas and will be remembered for Santa’s lighted helicopter which adorned their front yard every Christmas season.

Survivors include a son, Doug Karlin and wife, Natalie, Colwich; three daughters, Kathy Hayes and husband, Jim, Great Bend, Christi Roy and husband, Rodney, Hays and Diana Hocker, Bedford, Pa.; nine grandchildren, Jenna Corbett and husband Jason, Eric Hayes and wife, Stephanie, Jason Roy, Kellie Roy, Josh Roy, Sarah Hocker, Ryan Hocker, Kayden Karlin, and Austin Karlin; two great- grandchildren, Tenleigh Corbett and Sutton Corbett; and brothers and sisters in-law, Steve and June Hillman and Don and Lucille Davis, all of Great Bend.

She was preceded in death by a brother and sister in-law, Arlyn and Donna Linke.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Great Bend; graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m in Great Bend Cemetery North.

Visitation will be from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.

An Altar Society rosary will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Golden Belt Humane Society or Holy Family School Endowment Fund, in care of the funeral home.


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