Mearlene Ankrom, 80, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Minneola District Hospital at Minneola.


    Mearlene Ankrom, 80, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Minneola District Hospital at Minneola.
    She was born on Oct. 17, 1929 at Wellington, TX, the daughter of Mearl  and Artie (Clarkston) Brunson.
     She worked for Garden National Bank in the public relations department in Garden City for 20 years.  She loved deeply and cared compassionately and lived her life to the best of her ability.
    Survivors include her mother, Artie Brunson, Garden City; her companion, Dave Eslick of Kingsdown; sons, Michael and Dallas Carr of Kingsdown; daughters, Vickie Davis of Oklahoma and Jennifer Coyne of Lindsborg; sister, Alene Herrman of Liberal; brother, Roger Brunson of Garden City; six grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her father and two husbands, CW Carr and Roy Ankrom, and granddaughter Jaime Carr.
     Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Swaim Funeral Home with Mr. Jeff Hiers presiding. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City.
    Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Swaim Funeral Home.
    Memorials can be made to Mearlene Ankrom Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.