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JoAnn Macurdy

JoAnn Macurdy, 84, died March 8, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

March 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Franklin F. Ricker, 1926-2017

CHASE - Franklin F. Ricker, 90, passed away at Sterling Presbyterian Manor March 6, 2017.

March 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


Ronald Lee Zahnter 1955 - 2017

Ronald Lee Zahnter, 61, passed away on March 4, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born March 8, 1955, at Syracuse, he was the son of James Alvin and Irene Margaret (Hanson) Zahnter. He grew up around Syracuse and was formerly employed as an auto and diesel mechanic at Oren Florence's Conoco Station in Syracuse, by Hurly Chevrolet in Goodland, and the John Deere Implement Dealer in Kiowa. He was united in marriage to Leann Railsback in 1973 and the couple later divorced in 1996. He had been a resident of Great Bend for the past two years. Ron ...

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Elmer F. Huslig 1935 - 2017

WICHITA - Elmer F. Huslig, 81, passed away March 5, 2017, in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1935, at Fowler, he was the son of Leo and Mary (Boor) Huslig. Elmer lived in Great Bend until he moved to Wichita in 2002. He worked for Great Bend Candy and Tobacco as well as Great Bend Music as a sales associate. His passion for music was exhibited as a drummer, playing in several bands.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Keith D. Foskett 1962 - 2017

LORRAINE - Keith D. Foskett, 54, passed away at his home on March 5, 2017. Born March 6, 1962, in Great Bend, he was the son of Harlan E. and Goldie (Foiles) Foskett. In 1992, he married Rhonda Sue Barnhill. She survives him. He worked as an auto mechanic, well pumper, and roustabout handyman.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marilyn A. Showalter

HOLYROOD - Marilyn A. Showalter, 74, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Ellinwood. Services are pending. Parsons Funeral Home (parsonsfh.com) is handling arrangements.

March 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Frances “Wilma” French 1918 - 2017

LEWISVILLE, Texas - Frances "Wilma" French, 98, passed away Feb. 24, 2017, in Lewisville, Texas. Born Sept. 2, 1918, in Hamilton, she was the eldest daughter of Thomas C. and Edith M. (Churchman) Adsmond. She was a long-time resident of Great Bend and an elementary educator of more than 50 years.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


C.L. (Cliff) Schumacher 1928 - 2017

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Former Great Bend resident C.L. (Cliff) Schumacher, 88, passed away on Feb. 15, 2017, at Circle of Life Hospice Home in Bentonville, Ark. after a short illness. Cliff was born on June 21, 1928, in Lyons. He served on various community boards, the Great Bend City Council and retired as president of Colonial Savings and Loan. He and his wife Patsy (Burt) Schumacher moved to Bella Vista, Ark. where they enjoyed playing golf, traveling and spending winters at their desert home in Borrego Springs, CA.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ron Cornett 1941 - 2017

HENNESSEY, Okla. - Ron Cornett, 75, died Dec. 27, 2016, at St. Mary's Regional Hospital in Enid, Okla. Born Feb. 6, 1941 in Corpus Christi, Texas, he was the son of C.F. and Maxine Polk Cornett. He attended Prairie Center School in rural Hoisington and Claflin and Winfield public schools. In 1959, he graduated from Claflin High School. He attended Southwestern College in Winfield. On Aug. 7, 1971, he married Mary Beth Kilgariff in Enid, Okla. He worked for various oil related companies in Winfield and Hennessey Okla. and was an over the road truck driver for 10 years.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jim (J.D.) Cameron 1939 - 2017

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - Jim (J.D.) Cameron, 77, died on Feb. 26, 2017. Born July 13, 1939, in Bellville, he was the son of Loraine and Stedman Cameron. In 1997, he moved to Alamogordo, N.M., coming from Kansas after retiring from UPS. Jim was an avid golfer, so the weather here gave him the opportunity to play gold year around (his dream comes true). His love for golf was so big, he worked as a grounds keeper at the Country Club golf course in Kansas, the Lodge golf course in Cloudcroft, N.M. and Desert Lakes here in Alamogordo ...

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sarina L. Johnson 1962 - 2017

SALINA - Sarina L. Johnson, 54, died Feb. 26, 2017, in Salina. Services are pending with Ryan Mortuary in Salina.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert A. “Bob” Parrish 1927-2017

Robert A. "Bob" Parrish, 89, died March 2, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born March 3, 1927, at Oklahoma City, Okla., the son of George Elbert and Leta Faye (Dodson) Parrish. He married Mary Belle "Polly" Pollock Sept. 1, 1949, at Kansas City, Mo. She died April 21, 2005. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was owner and operator of Parrish Motors, the Dodge automobile agency. He was a United States Army Air Corps veteran, serving during World War II.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Wesson Ray Link 2016 - 2017

LYONS - Wesson Ray Link, 2 months, died Feb. 28, 2017, at Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. Born Dec. 12, 2016, at Kansas City, Mo., he was the son Gavan R. and Leslie A. Steffan Link.

March 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Carley M. Day 1934 - 2017

Carley M. Day, 82, died Feb. 28, 2017, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. She was born April 4, 1934, at Prague, Okla., the daughter of Charles E. and Helen (Coleman) Smith. She married Edwin Harold Day June 20, 1952, at Prague, Okla. He died Aug. 9, 2010. A Great Bend resident since 1954, coming from Stillwater, Okla., Mrs. Day was the long-time manager of Howard's Apparel.

March 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Betty Lou Ferrell 1925 - 2017

Betty Lou Ferrell, 91, died March 1, 2017, at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains in Dodge City. Born Sept. 22, 1925, at Garden City, she was the daughter of Ernest Eugene and Olive (Douglas) Webb. On Oct. 10, 1943, she married Ronell Bombardier. He died Aug. 29, 1971. She married LaVerne Townsend on Sept. 13, 1974. He died June 25, 1977. She then married A.J. Ferrell on June 23, 1985. He died Nov. 28, 2006. A Great Bend resident since 1950, moving from Garden City, also residing in Albuquerque, N.M., and Elizabethton, Tenn., she had worked as an ...

March 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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JoAnn Macurdy 1932 - 2017

JoAnn Macurdy, 84, died March 8, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born June 6, 1932, at Ellinwood, the daughter of Charles and ...

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mildred Marie Russell 1929 - 2017

ELLSWORTH - Mildred Marie Russell, 87, of Ellsworth formally of Salina, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She was born July 20, 1929, the daughter of ...

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy Ann Reif 1929 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Dorothy Ann Reif, 87, died March 24, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 25, 1929, on the farm near Odin ...

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Joseph A. Young 1969 - 2017

Joseph A. Young, 47, of Great Bend passed away at his home on Friday, March 24, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Joe was born on ...

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Elnora L. Rieschick 1925 - 2017

SOLDIER - Elnora Lou Langley Rieschick, 91, of Soldier, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 at her home. She was born Dec. 28, 1925 in Hoyt ...

March 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Carla Diane Smith 1968 - 2017

PRATT - Carla Diane Smith, 48, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. Born June 5, 1968, in Pratt, she was the ...

March 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Charles Wayne Dixon 1930 - 2017

NORMAN, Okla. - Charles Wayne Dixon, 86, died on March 20, 2017. Born on Dec. 18, 1930, in Dill City, Okla., he was the son of ...

March 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mildred M. Klaus 1939 - 2017

MUNJOR - Mildred M. Klaus, 77, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society of Ellis. She was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Munjor ...

March 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Edwin Dwayne Deckert 1927 - 2017

Edwin Dwayne Deckert, 90, died March 21, 2017, at Great Bend. Born Jan. 5, 1927, at Great Bend, he was the son of Edward and ...

March 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Levi Allen Kohn

KINSLEY - Levi Allen Kohn, the infant son of Kyle and Reba (Hickel) Kohn recently died.

March 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Betty Jean Olivier 1924 - 2017

GREAT BEND - Betty Jean Olivier, 92, died March 20, 2017, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.

March 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jack R. Dipman 1941 - 2017

LARNED - Jack R. Dipman, 76, passed away March 20, 2017, at Kansas Soldiers Home in Fort Dodge.

March 21, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


Harry E. Dechant 1927 - 2017

HAYS - Harry E. Dechant, 89, died March 19, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Home in Ellis.

March 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marilyn A. Showalter 1942 - 2017

HOLYROOD - Marilyn A. Showalter, 74, passed away March 4, 2017, in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 29, 1942, in Ellsworth, she was the daughter of Gilbert and ...

March 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Edward Allen Ruble 1919 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Edward Allen Ruble, 97, died March 19, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born May 12, 1919, in Hoisington, he was ...

March 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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