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Florentine L. Oberle 1919 - 2015

CHASE - Florentine L. Oberle, 96, died July 20, 2015, at Rice Co. Hospital in Lyons. She was born on April 22, 1919, in Ellinwood, to Peter and Anna (Straub) Kimpler. She married George Oberle on Aug. 23 1937, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church north of Ellinwood. He died August 1955. She later married Tony Oberle on Oct. 31, 1959, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church north of Ellinwood. He died March 21, 1995.

July 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dawn Diane (Halfhill) Prothro 1957 - 2015

Dawn Diane (Halfhill) Prothro 1957 - 2015

July 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Norman William Koester 1946 - 2015

TOPEKA - Norman William Koester, 68, of Topeka, died July 19, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital. He was born on Sept. 2, 1946, in Hoisington, the son of William and Helen (Langer) Koester. He retired from Washburn University after 25 years as an Electronic Technician. Norm had previously worked for Goodyear and had owned and operated Norm's TV and Organ Repair.

July 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Christopher Alan Oeser 1967-2015

CLAFLIN - Christopher Alan Oeser, 48, loving husband, son, father, and papa, died July 19, 2015, at his home in Claflin. born May 23, 1967, in Overland Park, he was the son of Alan K. and Sheila M. (Heinz) Oeser. Chris graduated from Claflin High School in 1985. He was a lifetime resident of Claflin and a farmer and rancher.

July 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jack Stevenson 1930 - 2015

HOLDREGE, Neb. - John "Jack" Stevenson, 84, died July 17, 2015, at the Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. surrounded by his loving family. John "Jack" James Stevenson was born on Aug. 31, 1930, in Concordia, to George and Elizabeth (Tieking) Stevenson. He grew up in Concordia and graduated from Republican City High School. On April 13, 1951, Jack was married to Virginia Landreth and they were blessed with three children Mike, Gary and Carla. After 40 years of marriage, Virginia passed in 1991. Jack was a Gibson retail store manager for most of his life and he and Virginia ...

July 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. “Jim” Oliver 1924 - 2015

James W. "Jim" Oliver, 90, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away July 17, 2015, at Brookdale Senior Living in Great Bend. He was born July 29, 1924, at Madison, the youngest of three children to Willis and Amy (Holland) Oliver. He married Madalene Delma Mosier Jan. 14, 1951, at Great Bend. She passed away July 20, 2007. A Great Bend resident since 1949, coming from Madison, he was an electrical engineer for Western Power and Electric and Sunflower Electric. He was a United States Navy veteran.

July 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Betty Lou Rand 1930 - 2015

GREAT BEND - Betty Lou Rand, 85, died July 15, 2015, at OU Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.

July 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


James ‘Jim’ Oliver

GREAT BEND - James "Jim," Oliver, 90, died July 17, 2015 at Brookdale Senior Living, Great Bend.

July 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Rhoda Sue DeVorss 1940 2015

GREAT BEND - Rhoda Sue DeVorss, 75, died July 16, 2015, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.

July 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Alex D. Dreher 1924 - 2015

GORHAM - Alex D. Dreher, 90, died Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the Russell Regional Hospital.

July 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bonita M. Demel 1960-2015

ODIN ‑ Bonita M. Demel, 54, died July 15, 2015, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Dec. 8, 1960, she was the daughter of Stephen F. and Dolores A. (Jenisch) Demel.

July 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dotty Ann Kober 1931 - 2015

RUSH CENTER - Dotty Ann Kober, 83, died July 13, 2015, at Rush County Memorial Hospital in La Crosse. Born Sept. 19, 1931, in Rush Center, she was the daughter of Ernest G. and Zelma Mae (Moore) Hallett. In 1953, she married John B. Kober. He preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1990. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1949 graduate of La Crosse High School, she was a farmer. She also worked for Locust Grove Village in La Crosse for many years.

July 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Evelyn Simmons 1920 - 2015

CLAFLIN - Evelyn Simmons, 95, died July 14, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.

July 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Anna M. Hitschmann 1919-2015

ODIN - Anna M. Hitschmann, 95, died July 14, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Dec. 31, 1919, on the farm near Odin, Kansas, the daughter of Peter J. and Louisa (Korkisch) Meyeres.

July 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Edna Claudine Ringwald 1931 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Edna Claudine Ringwald, 83, died on July 11, 2015, in Great Bend. Born Aug. 15, 1931, at the family home in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Claude and Alice (Lovely) Ewalt. On May 18, 1952, she married Reinder Carl Ringwald in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on June 22, 2015. A lifetime resident of rural Rice County and Ellinwood, she was a housewife and actively participated with her beloved husband in their farming and livestock operation.

July 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


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Alan E. Bartholomew 1946-2015

Alan E. Bartholomew, 69, of Stotts City, Mo., died July 27, 2015, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born Feb. 3, 1946 ...

August 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Marnie Keith Thaete 1939 - 2015

WICHITA - Marnie Keith Thaete, 75, of Wichita, died Aug. 3, 2015, at Via Christi-St. Francis in Wichita. Born Aug. 6, 1939, in Sylvan Grove, he ...

August 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Donald Lee Herl 1937 - 2015

SALINA - Donald Lee Herl, 77, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 1, 2015, in the care of his loving wife and family. He ...

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jimmy Lee Douglas 1937 - 2015

LYONS - Jimmy Lee Douglas died on Aug. 2, 2015 in Lyons. He was born on May 1, 1937, in Sheridan, Ark.

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


William E. “Bill” Frenzl 1932 - 2015

William E. "Bill" Frenzl, 83, died Aug. 1, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Feb. 9, 1932, in Odin, he was the son ...

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Emelia Germaine Wetig 1924-2015

Emelia Germaine Wetig, 91, died Aug. 3, 2015, at her son's home in Great Bend. Born May 1, 1924 at Raimes, France, she was ...

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


John “Pat” Patrick Keeley 1924-2015

LARNED - John "Pat" Patrick Keeley, 90, passed away Aug. 1, 2015, at the Catholic Care Center, Bel Aire, Kansas. Born Nov. 21, 1924, in Larned ...

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Mary Lee (Washington) Reed 1923 - 2015

Mary Lee Reed, 91, died on Friday afternoon, July 24, 2015, at her home. Born on Dec. 31, 1923, in McGhee, Ark., she was the ...

July 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Robert Eugene Kuhn 1932-2015

HOISINGTON - Robert Eugene Kuhn, 82, passed away at 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Missouri Veterans Home, in Mt. Vernon ...

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Juanita C. Landrum 1935 - 2015

MCPHERSON - Juanita C. Landrum, 79, died on July 25, 2015, at the McPherson Hospital. She was born on Sept. 11, 1935.

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eudale Brack 1926 - 2015

OTIS - Eudale Brack, 88, died July 25, 2015, at Locust Grove Nursing Home in LaCrosse. Born Sept. 1, 1926, in Alva, Okla. he was the ...

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Grace (Wilkens) Johnson 1937 - 2015

HOLYROOD - Grace (Wilkens) Johnson, 77, passed away on July 25, 2015, at her home in Holyrood. Born Nov. 7, 1937, in Lorraine, she was the ...

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Steven J. Thomas 1957 - 2015

Steven J. Thomas, 58, passed away at his home in Great Bend on July 24, 2015. Steve was born on July 1, 1957, at Hutchinson ...

July 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Linda O. Zielke 1948 - 2015

LARNED – Linda O. Zielke, 66, passed away July 23, 2015, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. She was born Nov. 4, 1948, in Greene ...

July 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Sheryl Dean Gray 1947-2015

GREAT BEND - Sheryl Dean Gray, 68, died July 21, 2015 at her home surrounded by loved ones in Great Bend.

July 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


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