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LAMAR-A private committal service will be held at a later date for Joseph Anthony “Joe” Gilmartin, 80, Lamar, who died Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz Warden Funeral Home.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Barton County Cemetery.


Condolences may be left online at www.konantzwarden.com.


Survivors include his wife, Betty Gilmartin; a daughter, Christine Fast and husband Lester, Liberal; two sons, Kent Gilmartin and James Gilmartin and wife Karen, all of Lamar; 10 grandchildren, Rachel Miller and husband Erik, Chris Wood, Brent East and wife Jenn, Andrea Jones and husband Rob, Amber Payne and husband Mike, April Brown and husband Tim, Austin Gilmartin, Heather Costley and husband Joe, Dylan Gilmartin and Krista Gilmartin; eighth great-grandchildren, Garrett, Delaney and Gunner Miller, Augie and Logan East, Rye Jones and Justin and Copelyn Payne and three sisters, Wanda Yokley, Wanita Roberts and Wilma Pritchard.


He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Wood; a granddaughter, Melissa Wood and a daughter-in-law, Carol (Rodney) Gilmartin.


Mr. Gilmartin was born June 18, 1933, to Ted and Faye (Metcalf) Gilmartin. He was a 1951 graduate of Liberal High School. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He was a farmer.


He married Betty L. Loewe on Oct. 18, 1953,


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