Allen Jay Atherton, 53, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.
He was born Oct. 6, 1956, to Medford Lewis and Beulah Mae (Brown) Atherton in Pratt County.
He was a 1977 graduate of Liberal High School.
He worked at Liberal Magneto Company for about 25 years as a repairman.
He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Liberal and the Liberal Outlaws Wednesday Night Handicap Bowling League.
Survivors include his mother, Beulah Mae Atherton, Liberal; one brother, David Atherton, Liberal; and birth siblings, Larry Gould, Robert and Rita, Manhattan, Mary Americus, Sara Gardner, Emporia, Cherie, Neosho Rapids, and Judy, Tucson, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Pat.
o Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Southern Baptist Church in Liberal with Dr. Jack Jacob presiding.
Burial will be at the Liberal Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association in care of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. Second, Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolence may be sent to the family at