Ernesto Vargas Valverde, 53 died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.
He was born Nov. 17, 1960 in Durango Mexico the son of Bernardina Valverde.
He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. He had been employed at National Beef Packing Co. in the shipping department until he became disabled. He enjoyed being with his grandchildren, walking his dog, being at his brother’s restaurant and visiting family in Mexico.
On Dec. 30, 1985, he married Wilma Jean Martinez. She survives.
Other survivors include:
3 Daughters: Kiesha Tanae Sierra and husband Joe of Dodge City, KS;
Ernestina Maria Vargas and Julio Cardenas of Liberal, KS;
Bernardina Leyva and husband Jose of Liberal, KS;
Father and Mother: Guillermo Castro and Bernardina Valverde of Delicias, Chih. Mexico;
4 Brothers Panfilo Vargas of Mexico;
Faustino Valverde of Liberal, KS;
Antonio Castro of Mexico;
Julio Castro of Mexico;
5 Sisters Carmen Vargas of Mexico;
Rosa Castro of Mexico;
Imelda Castro of Mexico;
Maria Elena Castro of Mexico;
Irene Martinez of Liberal, KS
10 Grandchildren: Laticia, Mary Jo, Noah, Oriana and Phoenix Sierra; Joli Ana, Arian and Angelo Cardenas; Modesto and Ernesto Leyva.
He was preceded in death by a Grandson- Isaiah Jordan Sierra and a Brother
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Wednesday, March 26th at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Liberal, KS and burial will take place in Delicias, Chih., Mexico.
Vigil and Rosary will be held at 9:00 pm Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Visitation time will be 3 to 8pm Monday and 9am to 7pm Tuesday at Brenneman Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Ernesto Vargas Valverde Memorial Fund in care of Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901
Condolence may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com