BURDETT - Joel Raymond Ryan was born prematurely on Jan. 22, 2016. He was the son of Jason L. and Jenae L. Skelton Ryan. He died Jan. 24, 2016, at 2 days old at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was a tiny little guy who made a huge impact on the lives of those he touched.
GRANVILLE, Iowa - Donna R. Horkey, 63, passed away Jan. 19, 2016, at Orange City Area Health System in Orange City, Iowa. Born Aug. 5, 1952, at LeMars, Iowa, she was the daughter of Clark and Rita (Schladweiler) Cook. She was raised in Pipestone, Minn., and later moved with her family to Great Bend and Cherokee, Iowa. In 1971, she graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School in LeMars, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa in 1973. She was employed at the Family Eye Care Center in Sheldon, Iowa and Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar for the ...
MOUNDRIDGE – Donna Lee Rush, 82, passed away Jan. 24, 2016, at Pine Village, Moundridge. She was born Feb. 23, 1933 in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Cecil and Dorothy (Foster) Bell. On Aug. 30, 1952, Donna married Glen E. Rush in Wichita. He passed away March 3, 1997. Donna was a member of the United Methodist Church, Moundridge, as well as a member of United Methodist Women. She was a part of the Moundridge Study Club for over 55 years and was on the McPherson County Election Board for many years. Donna is survived by her sons, David (Alice) Rush ...
Osythe M. Wallert, 91, died Jan. 23, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation. Born Nov. 20, 1924, she was the daughter of Henry and Ruth (Viglini) Kuck. On Dec. 19, 1943, she married Leonard Wallert in Russell. He died on Jan. 30, 2003. She grew up in Wilson, and was a graduate of Wilson High School. In 1960, she moved to Great Bend and worked at Central Kansas Medical Center as a switchboard operator then as surgery scheduler. She went on to work as a medical coder for Dr. David Gillenwater for 22 years, retiring in 2013. She was ...
DODGE CITY - Lori Marie Truitt, 40, passed away Jan. 19, 2016, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born on Aug. 24, 1975, in Dodge City, the daughter of Glenn and Charlynn (Brazda) Truitt.
ODIN - Norbert J. "Bones" Prosser, 85, died Jan. 18, 2016, at Via Christi Village - Hays, in Hays. Born Feb. 10, 1930, in Beaver, he was the son of Joseph and Ella (Ficker) Prosser. On Sept. 8, 1955, he married Frances Werner in Odin. A lifetime resident of Odin, he was a farmer and rancher. His past careers include welding, tank truck service, oilfield driller and dirt construction. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, trapper and collector of priceless memorabilia. He took great pride in founding the Prosser Arena and had a passion for planting shelter belts.
LA CROSSE - Felicita M. "Fritzie" Weichen, 102, died Jan. 18, 2016, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Aug. 23, 1913, in Fairview Township, Rush County, she was the daughter of Alex and Mary (Werth) Munsch. On Dec. 25, 1935, she married Norval "Nib" Weichen at Bison. He preceded her in death May 25, 1960. A resident of Rush County for 84 years, moving from Schoenchen, she was a homemaker.
ELLSWORTH - Bonnie Elaine Fuller, 81, died Jan. 16, 2016, at Good Samaritan Village, Ellsworth. She was born Feb. 13, 1934, in rural Geneseo, Galt Township, the daughter of Richard and Velma Orm Crane. She graduated from Geneseo High School in 1951. She married Clarence H. Fuller on Feb. 7, 1959, at Wichita. He died Sept. 26, 1997. She was a school bus driver for Circle USD 375, retiring after 25 years. A longtime resident of El Dorado, she had also resided in Great Bend and Ellsworth.
CLAFLIN - Elizabeth Zorn, 88, died Jan. 16, 2016, at Lakepoint Assisted Living, Augusta. She was born Oct. 29, 1927, in rural Barton County, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Hoffman) Tinkel. On May 10, 1948, she married Leonard Zorn in Dubuque, Kansas. He died June 18, 2010. A lifetime Barton County resident (2010), she worked in the lunch program at USD 354, Claflin, for 30 years, retiring in 1991.
Ruthetta R. Irvin, 91, La Crosse, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, La Crosse. Mrs. Irvin was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Otis, Kansas, the daughter of Benjamin and Susanna (Brack) Brack.