Gary L. Ives, 72, died Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City.
He was born February 10, 1940 at St. John, Kansas, the son of Sanford and Bernita Davis Ives.
Gary worked for Feed Yards as a Mill Operator before his retirement. He served on the Fair Board in Hodgeman County and was a 4-H leader.
On August 6, 1961, he married Marilyn Sanders at St. Michaels Church in Hodgeman County.
Survivors include: his wife, Marilyn, Cimarron; 4 daughters, Lisa Jackson and husband Mike, Dodge City, Sharlene Roesener and husband David, Dodge City, Denise Weaver and husband Stewart Todd, Andover, Kristy Kugler and husband Allen, Cimarron; sister, Sondra Jantz, Dodge City; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Shelia and Donna Ives, mother and father in law Eitel and Dorothy Sanders and step-father Max Davis.
Memorial Service will be 10:00 am Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Dodge City, with Pastor Randall Jahnke presiding. There will be a book signing from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Wednesday at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City. There will be no public viewing, cremation has taken place.
The family suggests memorials to the Holy Cross Building Fund in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801. Condolences may be sent to www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com.