Obit: Merle Henry Ard
Services for Merle H. Ard, 61, McLouth, were Oct. 1 at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial was in Fall Creek Cemetery, Jarbalo, Kan.
Mr. Ard died Thursday, Sept. 27, at his home.
Merle was born Nov. 4, 1939, in Girard, Kan., the son of George and Rebecca Ard. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and had served on the Navy Honor Guard in Washington, D.C. He retired this year as the owner of A & R Associates, Paola. He married Frances Bonita Ruiz in 1971.
Survivors include his wife, Frances, McLouth; one son, Timothy Ard, Martinsburg, W.Va. one daughter, Kimberley Galliher, Martinsburg, WV; one brother, Daniel J. Ard, Pasco, Wash.; three sisters, Verna May Bedberg, Humboldt, Neb., Mabel Marie Scott, Kansas City, Mo., Velma Irene Swento, Peoria, Ariz.; and one granddaughter.
The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association, c/o Quisenberry Funeral Home, PO Box 993, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.