Beverly (Bennett) Barritt Sisler 87, passed away January 18, 2019. Beverly was born in Wellington, Kansas, October 28, 1931, to Marshall and Ruth (McKeever) Bennett. She grew up in Valley Center, Kansas, graduating from high school there. She attended Wichita University (WSU) and was a 1950 cheerleader. Her first marriage to WU football player LeRoy Barritt took her to South Bend IN., where she worked as a secretary in the law department at Notre Dame. On her return to Valley Center a few years later, Beverly worked as a legal secretary at a Wichita law firm and later as a secretary to the manager at the American Red Cross. She remarried in 1968, to a Wichita firefighter, Wally Sisler (25 years). In her retirement years, living in Sun City, AZ., she served as a Red Cross Volunteer. Right after the “9-11” attack, she was sent to New York City for three weeks by the Red Cross, where her job was to meet with individuals and families impacted by the disaster and issue them checks on behalf of the Red Cross.
Beverly is preceded in death by beloved companion Richard Bondon, brother Larry Bennett and son-in-law Stan Wiechman. She is survived by son Mark (Deb) Barriett, Colorado; daughter Beth Wiechman, Sedgwick; sister Marsha Bibb, AZ; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 707 North Main, Wichita, Ks. 67203.
Services will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home. With Chaplain Tal Tittsworth presiding. Viewing will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service. Private interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery Sedgwick. Petersen Funeral Home Newton, Kansas