BENKELMAN -- Lawrence R. Baney, 87, died Saturday (March 9, 2002).
He was born July 23, 1914, on his family's farm, northwest of Benkelman, to Reverda and Lois (Hardwick) Baney, and attended country school near his home.
On June 1, 1960, he married Inez Williamson and they farmed throughout Dundy County. He was a lifelong farmer and spent time racing his car, "Old 99," with which he won numerous races.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Reverda and Lois Baney; his wife, Inez; and one brother, John.
Survivors include his daughter, Rhonda Seybold and special friend, Curtis Graham of Benkelman; step-daughter, Sandra and husband, Ernest Born of Lincoln; step-son Donald Reynolds, also of Lincoln; sisters, Arlene Spears, and Verle Behlke, both of Benkelman; brothers, Manley and wife, Barbara Baney, Waldo and wife, Donna Baney and Gerald Baney, all of Benkelman, and Marlin Baney of Kersey, Colo.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at the Benkelman United Methodist Church with the Rev. Norman Prather officiating. Interment will follow at the Benkelman Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 7 p.m. at Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of arrangements.