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Mickey Goodwin 1918-2017

MOORE, Okla. - Mickey Goodwin, 98, born Bula Lucile Chrislip, of Moore, Okla. left this earthly domain and joined God's Kingdom on March 9, 2017.

March 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Beverly Krug Erb 1948 - 2017

BAZINE - A celebration of the life of Beverly Krug Erb will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., with a remembrance service at 2:30 p.m., Saturday at Golden Years Center in Bazine.

March 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Frank E. Roesler 1924 - 2017

CLAFLIN - Frank E. Roesler, 92, died March 12, 2017, at Sandstone Heights in Little River.

March 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Karen L. Brown 1954 - 2017

Karen L. Brown, 62, passed away on March 5, 2017, at the Hays Medical Center. Born Oct. 5, 1954, she was the daughter of Darold and Betty (Grimes) Mckinnis. On Oct. 20, 1972, she married David Brown at Lyons. This union was blessed with three sons. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

March 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Earl B. “Bill” Cooper 1929 - 2017

MINNEAPOLIS - Earl B. "Bill" Cooper, 87, formerly of Chase, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Minneapolis, Kansas. Born Aug. 16, 1929, in Shawnee, Okla., he was the son of Arthur B. and Ina May (Phillips) Cooper. He was a graduate of Chase High School. On June 5, 1949, he was united in marriage to Norma J. Miller in Chase. He worked in the oil fields for many years and he retired from Thunderbird Drilling in 1994.

March 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Frank E. Roesler

Frank E. Roesler, 92, died March 11, 2017, at Sandstone Heights in Little River. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.

March 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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


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Ruth Marjorie Wineland 1923-2017

NATOMA - Ruth Marjorie Rinearson Wineland, 93, formerly of Natoma, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Home in Hays.

March 28, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


William (Bill) Constand Schneider 1949 - 2017

GREAT BEND - William (Bill) Constand Schneider passed away March 24, 2017, at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita.

March 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Leslie Jo Morgan 1965 - 2017

LACROSSE - Leslie Jo Morgan, 51, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 12:10 a.m. at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita from ...

March 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Emmett (Keith) Kasselman 1938 - 2017

PAWNEE ROCK - Emmett (Keith) Kasselman, 78, passed away March 25, 2017, at Hays Medical Center. Born Oct. 24, 1938, in Great Bend, he was the ...

March 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Carrol Black 1941 - 2017

Carrol Black, 75, died March 24, 2017, at her home in Great Bend. Born Aug. 5, 1941, at Decatur, Ark., she was the daughter of ...

March 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Elizabeth L. Pickering 1932 - 2017

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Elizabeth L. Pickering lost her courageous battle with cancer on Jan. 11, 2017, following a long life filled with family and exploration.

March 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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


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