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Harold Dean Stewart

Joe Denoyer - September 27, 2018 3:33 pm

Harold Dean Stewart, age 77, of Elkhart, Kansas, died Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at Morton County Hospital in Elkhart, Kansas.  He was born September 15, 1941, in Grigston, Kansas, the son of Tom and Mildred (Payton) Stewart.


Dean moved to Scott City, Kansas, in the 5th grade; graduating in 1960 from Scott City High School.  He then attended Barber School in Wichita.  Dean was a barber in Garden City, Scott City, and Elkhart since 1971.  His work history included a maintenance man in Ulysses, Johnson, and Elkhart schools, working at the helium plant in Keyes, Oklahoma and Dumas Texas, and operating the Elkhart Theatre.  Dean served his country in the United States Army from 1963 – 1965.  He was an avid KC Chiefs fan.


Dean married Betty L. Martin on June 11, 1966, in Ness City, Kansas; she survives.


Other survivors include his children, Teresa Ferguson and husband Roscoe of Hooker, Oklahoma, Corinna Kerbo and husband Jack of Keyes, Oklahoma, Bylle Evans and husband James of Elkhart, Harold Dale Stewart and wife Stacey of Wylie, Colorado; brothers, Jimmie Stewart of Garden City, Preston Stewart of Ellicott, Colorado; sister, Faye Ghan of Ulysses; 13 grandchildren, Misty Parker, Tiffany Smith, Crystal O’Hara, Jack Kerbo, Jr., Jessica Whitaker, Jake Kerbo, Nick Evans, T.J. Evans, Jamie Lewis, Tyler Evans, Andra Gutierrez, Harold Dylan Stewart, Oliver Stewart; and 12 great-grandchildren.


Dean is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and three sisters.


Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Church of Christ in Elkhart, Kansas, with Gary Talbert officiating.  There will be no public visitation.  Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.  Condolences may be posted at