Brett Bannon

Brett Allen Bannon, 48, of the Udall and Douglass area, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 15, 2019, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield. Graveside services are at 3 p.m. at the Red Bud Community Cemetery near Udall. 

Visitation with family is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Miles Funeral Service.

A memorial has been established in Brett’s name for Cowley County 4-H Shooting Sports. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at

Born Nov. 12, 1970, in Winfield, Brett was a son of Sharon (Northcutt) and Harold Eldon Bannon Jr. He was raised in the Udall and Douglass area, and attended Udall schools, graduating from Udall High School in 1989. He then attended Cowley County Community College for a short time. Brett worked for the Cowley County Noxious Weed Department and was the Udall schools bus supervisor before beginning his 20-year career as a painter at Textron.

He married Loralee on June 17, 2001, at Country View Baptist Church in Udall. The couple made their home in the Udall/Douglass area. They had two children, Amanda and Kyle.

Brett was a member of New Hope Fellowship Church, as well as the union at Textron. He was an air pistol and muzzle loader coach for the Cowley County 4-H Shooting Sports and a past member of K&O Steam and Gas Engine Association. He loved guns and fireworks. Brett was happiest when he was outside.

He was preceded in death by his father, “Junior” Bannon.

His family includes his wife, Loralee, of the home; his children, Amanda and Kyle, of the home; his mother, Sharon Bannon, of Douglass; his brother, Mark Bannon and wife, Chris, of Caney; and his niece and nephew, Sarah and Noah, of Caney.

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