Gwenda L. "Gwen" Casas was born September 14, 1958 in Attica, Kansas, daughter of Franklin D. McKaig and Mildred L. Summers. She graduated from Clearwater High School with the Class of 1976.
In 1984, Gwen was united in marriage with William A. "Bill" Scearce. In 1989, they chose to move to Attica, Kansas. Together they raised three children: Steffen, Sarah and Billy. Gwen and Bill's favorite thing to do together was travel. They shared thirty years of wedded bliss before Bill passed away in 2014.
Gwen worked as a secretary at Dark Oil for many years before retiring. She was a very devoted wife and mother. Her family always knew how much she loved them and how proud she was of them. All her grandchildren stole her heart from the day they each were born. Being a grandma was one of her greatest joys.
On July 11, 2015, Gwen married Paul Casas. They also shared the love of travel and took many weekend trips across the state of Kansas, enjoying the many sites, attending Kansas City Royals games, and finding several interesting places to shop. Gwen also enjoyed bowling and playing cards.
On November 11, 2019, Gwen passed away at her home in Attica, after a fierce battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, Franklin D. McKaig and her husband, Bill Scearce.
Gwen will be deeply missed by her husband, Paul; her children: Steffen Spear and wife, Chrystal, Sarah Nelson and husband, Ted, and Billy Scearce and wife, Vicki; her mother, Mildred Buck and husband, Darwin; step-mother, Audine McKaig; siblings: Kevin McKaig and wife, Jeannie, Angi Nickelson and husband, Gary, Kayle Eidem and husband, Glenn, Karmen Vandeveer and husband, Lance, and Brianna Hand; 10 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Attica Memorial Building with David Brant officiating. Musical selections "Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art" and "We'll Talk it Over," were played.
Burial followed in the Attica Cemetery. Honorary casket bearers were Gary Peetoom, Clay Dark, Pat Waltrip and Dan Kunz. Casket bearers were Brent Teeter, Mitchell Wood, Phillip McCreery, Colton Nickelson, Garrett Nickelson and Ted Nelson.
Memorials in memory of Gwen may be made to Heartland Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Prairie Rose Funeral Homes, 602 E. Main St., Anthony, KS 67003, was in charge of arrangements. www.prairierosefuneralhomes.com