October 7, 1926June 9, 2014

Brierly, John M., Sr., 87, went home to be with the Lord on June 9, 2014. He was a devoted husband of 68 years, loving father and treasured grandfather and great grandfather. John is survived by his wife Lucille, children John Brierly, Jr. and Benette Jandrakovic, both of Wichita. Grandsons: Joshua Brierly (Maggie) of Sellersburg, IN; Jason Brierly of Wichita; Mike Brierly (Angela) of Mt. Washington, KY; Evan Jandrakovic (Chelsie) of Richlands, NC; and 7 great grandchildren. John was a WWII Navy Veteran, who retired from the Wichita Police Department and went on to serve as Chief of Fire and Security at Wichita’s Mid Continent Airport. He was a member of the USS Cabot Association and Wichita Retired Police Association. Services will be held at Resthaven Mortuary on Saturday, June 14 at 10:00 am. FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS, JOHN. The family kindly requests, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dawson United Methodist Church, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the Kansas Humane Society.



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January 7, 2015

One of the best men I worked with, He was a great supervisors
I had during my time with the Department.

Mike Brierly

January 5, 2015

I love you grandpa

Jon and Lisa Jewett

June 15, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow.

Harvey may

June 14, 2014

John was one of the best supervisor I ever had on the department.

June 13, 2014

Oh, I have the best memories of "Brierly" , as we called him at the TARP dances in Planeview. My sisters and I always felt like he was part of our family. My sincerest regrets to you all. Earlene (Griggs) Ellis

Peter Troyer

June 12, 2014

John was a great friend, great boss, great mentor and a great man. He had a profound influence in many lives, and I am happy that mine is one of them. My sincere sympathy to Lucille, John Jr., Benette and your families. May God embrace you as you grieve your loss.

Ellen Cox

June 12, 2014

John was my boss at the Parks & Recreation department back in the 60s. He was a very caring person, and truly concerned with the welfare of those he came in contact with. I have often fondly thought of him over the years. My sympathy to his family.

June 12, 2014

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

June 12, 2014

John reached out to our youth with his kindness and time. He made a speical connection with one of our young men when he encouraged that youth with a gift of his own guitar. We at the Wichita Children's Home will always remember him with much affection.

Douglas Simpson

June 12, 2014

Dear Lucille. I remember both John and you fondly from my many years at Dawson UMC. John was a good man who served his nation, family and God well. My deepest sympathy. Peace.