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Gretta Zortman: UPDATE

KSCB News - July 9, 2012 12:00 am

Gretta B. Zortman, age 97, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Dallas, Texas.

She was born December 9, 1914, at McPherson, Kansas, the daughter of Edward and Lacie (Hites) Curry. As a young girl she attended the Fowler School System.

On November 23, 1931, she married Horace E. Zortman at Anthony, Kansas. After their marriage the couple made their home in rural Fowler where she assisted her husband with the farming duties and maintaining the family home.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Fowler; the HDU; and had served as a Brownie Scout Leader. She enjoyed artwork, painting, crocheting, quilting, sporting events, especially track and field, and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by:

Her children, Richard Zortman of Ouray, Colorado

Paul E. Zortman of Rifle, Colorado

Paula Garrison of Dallas, Texas

Seven Grandchildren Eight Great-Grandchildren Several Great-Great-Grandchildren

She is preceded in death by her husband on June 15, 1975; two daughters, Patricia Jean Zortman and Nancy Jane Zortman; and three sisters, Mayme, Altha “Betty”, and Rosamond.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the United Methodist Church, Fowler. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade, Kansas. Interment will follow the funeral services in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler.

The family would welcome memorials to the Fowler Legacy Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Personal condolences may be given to the family at

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