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Dorothy Jean Bryan

July 20, 1932 — May 21, 2019

Dorothy Jean Bryan

Dorothy Jean Bryan, 86, of Liberal, passed away on Tuesday May 21, 2019 at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita, KS. She was born on July 20, 1932 to Ivan and Sylvia (Williams) Deckert at Great Bend, KS. Dorothy grew up in Great Bend, KS where she was a graduate of Great Bend High School. Following high school she moved to Wichita, KS, where she worked at St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital while obtaining her Registered Nursing Certification. In 1953 She moved to Liberal where she worked as an RN at the Epworth Hospital. In 1957 Dorothy took an extended break from nursing while she raised her children. In 1983 she went back to Nursing with Liberal Good Samaritan Center and then with Southwest Medical Center; retiring in 1998. Dorothy enjoyed traveling, playing Bridge, and baking! She was a member of P.E.O., numerous Bridge Clubs and a former member of the Southlawn Elementary School PTA and BETA SIGMA PHI. Dorothy was also a long time member of the First Christian Church. Dorothy is survived by her daughter- Katie Cody and husband Jay of San Marcos, TX; two sons- Sean Bryan and wife Lori of Colorado Springs, CO, Kevin Bryan and wife Gail of Sand Point, ID; two sisters- Patty Archer of McPherson, KS, Delores Westfall of Great Bend, KS; granddaughter- Michille Gwennap of Pratt, KS; three grandsons- Will Bryan Cody of Mountain View, CA, Dylan Bryan and Matthew Bryan of Sand Point, ID; three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; Son- Michael Bryan, Two Brothers- Delbert Deckert and Gary Deckert. Viewing will be 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2019, with the family present from 4:30 - 7:00 to greet friends at Miller Mortuary, Liberal, KS. Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the First Christian Church, with Pastor Terry Ford, officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberal City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Liberal Senior Center in care of Miller Mortuary PO Box 826 Liberal, KS 67905-0826. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dorothy Jean Bryan please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Liberal City Cemetery


MAY 28. 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Miller Mortuary

908 N Lincoln Ave
P.O. Box 826

Liberal, KS 67901

[email protected]


MAY 29. 10:00 AM (CDT)

First Christian Church of Liberal

920 N Jordan Ave

Liberal, KS 67901

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