WILLOW SPRING, N.C. -Eric Bortz, devoted family man of Willow Spring, passed away Oct. 24, 2013. Eric was born and raised in Great Bend and moved to North Carolina in 1997. While his life would seem too short to many, those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends who he had touched in some small way.
MEADE - Lois A. (Wheeler) Eudaley, 84, died Oct. 25, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center in Meade. Born Feb. 27, 1929, in rural Gridley, she was the daughter of Chester Arthur and Audrey Aileen (Wilson) Wheeler. As a young girl, she attended the Emporia school system, graduating from Emporia High School. On June 4, 1950, she married John "Bill" Eudaley in Emporia. After their marriage, the couple made their home in Manhattan for 53 years. Over the years she was a homemaker and later in life she worked as a cook for USD 38. She enjoyed working outdoors, working in ...
ABILENE - Brooklyn Lee Debenham, 5, of Abilene, passed away on Oct. 23, after a fatal farm accident. Brooklyn always had a smile on her face and brought laughter and happiness to everyone she was around. She had her dads smile, her moms toes and the prettiest blue eyes. Brooklyn loved singing, dancing, playing dress-up, and playing with her sisters.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Magdalen Robl, 93, died Sept. 1 in Las Vegas, Nev. Born on June 14, 1920 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Mike and Anna Robl. A graduate of Ellinwood High School, she worked for an oil company in Houston, Texas and retired from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
LARNED - Richard H. Lewis, 80, died Oct. 23, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born July 22, 1933, in Timken, he was the son of Willis (Tad) and Hazel I. Vanderford Lewis. On June 18, 1965, he married Gwendolyn (Gwen) F. Morris in Larned. She passed away Aug. 6, 2004. A lifetime area resident, he was a heating and air conditioning technician.
The Barton County Commissioners are seeking a volunteer to represent the county's older population on the Southwest Kansas Area Agency On Aging's Sub-Region Council, the Barton County Administrator's Office announced Friday.
LARNED - An audit performed by American Correctional Association (ACA) recently of the medical and mental health services at Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (LCMHF) found the facility to be 100 percent compliant with mandatory and non-mandatory standards.