Asuzu Edward Ibeawuchi, 83, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at South Wind Hospice Home in Pratt. He was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Lagos, Nigeria, the son of Thomas and Margaret (Uzoruwu) Ibeawuchi. A resident of Pratt since 1970, he was a technician in the oil field.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus, where he was a 4th Degree Knight, both in Pratt.
On June 10, 1953, he married Shirle A. Bright at Wichita. She survives.
Other survivors include three daughters Adamma and Thomas Jowhar of Sebring, Fla., Nne Nne Ibeawuchi of Mirimar, Fla., and Jane Ibeawuchi and Tom Wenthe of Chesapeake, Va; two sons, Asuzu Jr. and LaTonya Ibeawuchi of Mirimar, Fla., and Bright and Qingzhen Ibeawuchi of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; seven brothers, John Ibeawuchi of Umahia, Nigeria, Ben Ibeawuchi of Enugu, Nigeria, Michael and Charity Ibeawuchi of Abuja, Nigeria, Patrick abd Prisca Ibeawuchi of Owerri, Nigeria, Cornelius Ibeawuchi, Fabian Ibeawuchi and Godwin and Appolonia Ibeawuchi, all of Lagos, Nigeria; five sisters Florence Chineme, Agatha Nzewuibe, Monica Duru, Stella Azubuike, Julianna Uwaleke; and a sister-in-law Dorothy Ibeawuchi, Owerri, Nigeria.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Philomina Ibeawuchi, Paulette Erinugha, and Anna Otuonye; and five brothers Godfrey, Jacob, Lawrence, Joseph and Norbert Ibeawuchi.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday and 1 p.m. until vigil time, Sunday at Larrison Mortuary 300 Country Club Rd., Pratt. Vigil service will be 7 p.m., Sunday at the mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m., Mondayat Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pratt, with Father Floyd McKinney officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Pratt.
Memorials may be made to South Wind Hospice in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.