Briney, 81, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Goodland at Good
Samaritan Society—Sherman County.
He was born June 2, 1932, at Bird City, Kansas, the son of Eva Lorena
(Coppoc) and Percy Walker Briney. He attended country schools and
graduated from Sherman Community High School in Goodland with the
class of 1950.
On June 6, 1954, he and Mary Ann Roller were married at the Emmanuel
Lutheran Church in Goodland, and they made their home in rural Sherman
County. His memberships included Emmanuel Lutheran Church and church
council, and he served as a 4-H leader.
Preceding him in death were granddaughter Ashley Zelfer,
great-grandson Jayden Lee Smith, and his parents.
Surviving family includes his wife Mary Ann Briney; children Steve
Briney and his wife Pat, all of Goodland; Mike Briney and his wife
Dianna of Hays; Scott Briney; Sondra Smith and her husband Bob; Diane
Zelfer and her husband Sam, all of Goodland; eleven grandchildren
Stephanie Briney, David Briney and his wife Danielle, Kristin Herl and
her husband Jeremy,
Allan Briney, Chris Smith and Gwen Robinson, Nick Smith and his wife
Alexa, Michelle Roe and her husband Blake, Nathaniel Smith and
Stephanie Doyle, Brandon Zelfer and his wife Andrea, Dustin Zelfer and
Cathy Crammer, and Kate Zelfer; seven great-grandchildren Kamryn,
Brinley, and Daxton Zelfer; Quinn Herl, Alexis Gatz, Bentley Smith,
and Clayton Crammer; siblings Ruth Ross and her husband Chet of
Goodland; Louise Hanable and her husband Hal of Glendale, California;
Evalyn Berndt and her husband Kenny of Salina; Dwight Briney and his
wife Kathy of Edson; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Tuesday, May 27, at 10:30 AM MT, at Emmanuel
Lutheran Church in Goodland, with burial following in the Goodland
Friends may share their respects on Monday, from 3:00 until 7:00 PM
MT, at Koons Chapel in Goodland.
Memorials may be designated to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Pipe Organ
Fund, and may be left at or mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main,
Goodland, KS 67735-1555.
Online condolences: www.koonsfuneralhome.com