Roy O. Bretton

Phillipsburg resident, Roy O. Bretton, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Phillips County Hospital in Phillipsburg at the age of 71.

He was born January 25, 1942 in Kirwin, KS the son of Mavor O. & Ethel Ann (Smith) Bretton. Roy was a truck driver for most of his life.

Roy was preceded in death by his father; sister, Lila Bretton; and grandchildren, Shelby Jarvis & Taylor Hohlstein.

Survivors include his 2 daughters, Kerri Bouchard & husband, John and Mindi Crain, both of Phillipsburg; his son, Tracy Bretton & wife, Michelle of Plainville; his mother, Ethel Bretton of Phillipsburg; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Ralph, of McCook, NE and Rex, of Phillipsburg; and sister, Luella Snyder of Ness City, KS.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2013 in the Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg, with Pastor Joel Hiesterman officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg.

Roy will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday with the family receiving friends Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Roy O. Bretton Memorial Fund.

Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 2nd Street, Phillipsburg, Kansas 67661 is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at