Lifelong Sherman County, Kansas resident Beulah Fern McClung, 92, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society—Sherman County in Goodland.
She was born June 8, 1920, at Almena, Kansas, the daughter of Dessa (Linnell) and Vincent Hawks. She attended Grant Center and Voltaire Center schools in Sherman County. On June 20, 1937, she and Lawrence Earnest McClung were married and made their home in Sherman County.
She had worked at the Sale Barn Café, Westside Grocery, Gambles, Jacobs Appliance, McClung’s Appliance, Wendy’s and Wal-Mart. Her memberships included Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Business and Professional Women, Elks Lodge 1528, Order of Eastern Star, and Goodland Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. She had enjoyed camping with friends in the Golden Buckle and Good Sam Camper Clubs. She was an avid bowler, and attended several National Bowling Tournaments.
Preceding her in death were her husband Lawrence McClung, who died March 25, 1995; daughters Marcia Smith, and Patsy Van Vleet; parents; brothers Lowell Hawks, Henry Hawks, Cloyd Hawks, and Orville Hawks; and sisters Violet Roeder and Lela Schweitzer.
Surviving family includes four children Larry McClung and his wife Vivian of Goodland; Janice Duell of Overland Park; Mickey McClung and his wife Connie of Topeka; and Darwin McClung and his wife Juanita of Garden City; son-in-law Ronnie Van Vleet of Goodland; 18 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 27 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters Zona Price and her husband Dale of Goodland; Ina Mae Gwin of Longmont, Colorado; two sisters-in-law Fern Hawks of Goodland; and Rita Hawks of Omaha, Nebraska.
The funeral will be Wednesday, May 1, at 10:30 AM MT, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Goodland, with Pastor Darian Hybl officiating. Burial will follow in the Goodland Cemetery.
Friends may share their respects on Tuesday, from 3:00 until 6:00 PM MT, at Koons Chapel in Goodland.
Memorials may be designated to Goodland Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, and may be left at or mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Ave., Goodland, KS 67735-1555. Online condolences: www.koonsfuneralhome.com