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Avesta Mcgrath

August 22, 1940 — March 1, 2023

Goodland, KS

Longtime Goodland, KS resident, and former Scott City, KS resident, Avesta Mae McGrath, 82, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at the Goodland Regional Medical Center in Goodland.

Avesta was born at home in Hartman, Colorado on August 22, 1940 to Ray and Freda (Werley) Miller.  She was one of six children.  She attended school through the 12th grade in Holly, CO.

On September 7, 1958, Avesta married John Theodore McGrath at the First Methodist Church in Holly, CO.  To this union, 5 children were born; Becky, Sharon, Douglas, Janet and John.

Aside from raising her children, Avesta and John cared for numerous children in the foster care system during their 8 years as foster parents in Scott City.  Avesta also worked for the United States Census Bureau and delivered the Salina Journal Newspaper for over 20 years.  She was also a 4-H Leader where she taught knitting and crocheting, and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband.

She is survived by her children Becky Young (Edwin Lewis) of Liberal, KS, Sharon (Ron) Henry of Levant, KS, Douglas McGrath of San Diego, CA, Janet (Craig) Lawson of Goodland, KS and John McGrath, Jr. of Scott City, KS.  She is also survived by one sister, four brothers, 7 grandchildren, one great grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Visitation

Sunday, March 5, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Koons-Russell Funeral Home - Goodland

211 N Main Ave, Goodland, KS 67735

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 6, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

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211 N Main Ave, Goodland, KS 67735

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