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  • Gary L. Gaches

  • Gary L. Gaches, 65 of Cherokee, KS died Friday June 7, 2013 at his home in Cherokee.

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  • Gary L. Gaches, 65 of Cherokee, KS died Friday June 7, 2013 at his home in Cherokee.
    He was born July 2, 1947 in Oakland, CA the son of Willard and Mary (Wilson) Gaches. He lived in the Southeast Kansas most of his life, with the exception of a few years when he lived in Kansas City and Chicago, IL.
    Gary married Jill Trier on March 7, 1968 in Kansas City, KS; she preceded him in death on March 11, 2007.
    He worked for Sante Fe Railroad and construction with his 2 sons Steve and Jeff but above all else he was a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, a father and a beloved grandfather, which to him, was his most important job.
    Gary was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Cherokee American Legion.
    Survivors include 2 sons Steve Gaches of Cherokee and Jeff Gaches of Galena; 4 brothers, Ronnie Gaches of Duenweg, MO, Glen Gaches of Shell Knob, MO; Larry Gaches of Springfield, MO; Scott Gaches of Wichita, KS and a sister Karla Walters of Wichita; 4 Grandchildren Kaylea, Shelbie and Bo Gaches and Anthony Forbes; and 1 Great-grandchild, Allea Hargis. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a sister Louise Gaches.
    Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Thursday June 13th at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg. Inurnment of cremains will be at a later date in the Crocker Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to www.bathnaylor.com Memorial contributions can be made to help the family with final expenses. Memorials may be brought by or mailed to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762.

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