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Harry J. Most

Monday, October 8, 2001

Harry J. Most

ATWOOD -- Harry J. Most, 79, died Saturday (Oct. 6, 2001) at the Good Samaritan Center in Atwood.

He was born May 8, 1922, at Ludell, Kan., to Walter Otto and Minnie H. (Rodenbeck) Most.

He was a veteran of World War II, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 in several locations, including Casablanca, Africa, and the European Theatre.

On June 27, 1981, he married Bernita A. Porter at the United Methodist Church in Atwood. He was a retired salesman, having represented Leitner Farm Supply of Atwood for 28 years. He was also a farmer.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Atwood, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6882 of Colby, Kan., and the Elks Lodge of McCook.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, his twin, Harold in 1970, and Raleigh in 1975.

Survivors include his wife, Bernita of Atwood; two daughters, Linda Kay Houk of Salina, Kan., and Patty Ann Murray and husband, Jim of Wichita; four step-sons, Gerald R. Porter and wife, Phyllis of Woodland Park, Colo., Troy L. Porter and wife, Teresa of St. Francis, Kan., Royce L. Porter and wife, Anita of Colby, and Merlin D. Porter and wife, Brenda of Ludell; one step-daughter, Rhonda Porter Laufer and husband, Brian of Ludell; nine step-grandchildren; and 3 step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Atwood with the Rev. Wayne Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at the Atwood Fairview Cemetery in Atwood. Graveside military rites will be provided by the Sam Hubbard American Legion Post No. 46 of Atwood.

Visitation is today until 9 p.m. at Brantley Funeral Home of Atwood, and Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home, and from noon until the time of the service at the church.

Memorials may be given in his name to the Atwood United Methodist Church, or the Atwood Good Samaritan Center.

Brantley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.