James R. “Swede” Benear, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita, Kan.

James R. “Swede” Benear, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita, Kan. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary in Meade, Kan.  Interment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery in Meade. Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary in Meade is in charge of arrangements.