Barber County Kansas

The Gyp Hill Premiere, November 26, 2007.

Granville Hoover Lewis

1906 - 2007

Granville "Granny" Hoover Lewis of Corwin, Kansas was born December 19, 1906 near Wayside, Kansas the son of James Albert Lewis and Claire Beatrice (Barbour) Lewis.. He went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at the Southwind Hospice Home in Pratt, Kansas at the age of one hundred.

He worked for Cities Service Natural Gas Co. as a stationary engineer for more than forty years. He was also a stockman and farmer.

Granville was married to Virgie Mae Merideth on October 27, 1932 in Miami, Oklahoma. Virgie passed away in 1991.

He was a faithful member of the Corwin Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the Cosmos Lodge #278 in Kiowa for seventy five years.

Preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, three sisters and a grandson.

A loving father and grandfather, Granville is survived by two daughters, Barbara Lonker and her husband, Don of Medicine Lodge, Kansas and Sherrie Von Lewis of Corwin, Kansas; son, Jim Lewis of Corwin, Kansas; and Irene Vanatta of Wichita, who lived with the family thru high school years. He was Papa or Grandpa Lewis to six grandchildren: Elizabeth Forsyth and husband, Brad, Clinton Lewis Lonker and wife, Tammy, Brenton George Lonker, Andrea Fisher and husband, John, Summer Lewis Henry and husband, Brandon and Jason Lewis; twelve great grandchildren and two great great grandsons.

Graveside services were held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at Highland Cemetery in Medicine Lodge with Chaplain Ron Moser officiating. Brent Lonker sang "What a Friend" and "I’ll Fly Away," accompanying his self on the guitar.

Casket bearers were Jason Lewis, Brent Lonker, Clint Lonker, Brad Forsyth, Brandon Henry and John Fisher.

Memorials in memory of Granville may be given to Southwind Hospice, Pratt, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Prairie Rose Funeral Home, Williams Chapel, 602 East Main Street ~ Anthony, Kansas 67003, was in charge of arrangements. View obituaries, send condolences or sign online registers at

Thanks to Kevin Noland, publisher of The Gyp Hill Premiere, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, for permission to republish the above obituary from his newspaper.

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