Paul H. Wooster

Paul H. Wooster, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.

He was born June 25, 1931, in Salina to Ben and  Opha (MacVoy) Wooster.

He married Betty Davidson April 12, 1957, in Great Bend. She preceded him in death Des. 23, 1978. He later married M. Lynne Sauer  on Aug.  2, 1980, in Great Bend. She preceded him in death July 5, 2019.  A Great Bend resident since 1949, he was a meter shop foreman for Kansas Power & Light Company.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church and American Legion Post  No. 180.

When he was five he started setting pins at the bowling alley. He enjoyed playing bridge, card games, hunting, spending time with his family.

He played semi-pro baseball in the Ban Johnson League. He shared his talent and love of baseball with his son and many little league players. He was also the coach of the Great Bend American Legion team for many years.

Survivors include, a son, Robert Wooster, Great Bend; a daughter, Patricia Gottschalk and husband, Gregg, Hays; three grandchildren, Shayla Ward and husband, Aaron, Janelle Wooster, and Jayla Wooster; a step grandson, Nathan Fishburn; a great-granddaughter, Adilyn Ward; and a cousin, Gary Wooster,  Salina.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepson, Thomas Romme; and a grandson, Shane Gottschalk.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Great Bend; burial in Geneseo Cemetery.  A recording of the service will be under obituary at the afternoon of the service.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m.  Monday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.

 Memorials are suggested to to Shane Gottschalk Shane Strong Memorial Scholarship at Fort Hays State University, in care of the funeral home.

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Posted online on January 23, 2021