DEERFIELD - Robert (Bob) Lee Hughes, 76, of Deerfield, died Aug. 27 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Nov. 14, 1935 in Craig, Colo., he was the son of Lena E. (Barnhart) and Paul O. Hughes. In 1996, Robert and Thelma Hughes were united in marriage in Satanta.
CHASE - Frances Jean Heine, 86, died Aug. 26 at her home in rural Chase. Born March 8, 1926 in Gridley, she was the daughter of Charles Edgar Mills and Minnie Mae Smalley Mills. On Feb. 20, 1949 she married Alvin W. Heine in Ellinwood. She received her registered nursing degree at the Kansas City General Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. A resident of rural Chase since 1949 she was a school nurse at Ellinwood and Chase School Districts.
Max Nelson Reed, 72, died Aug. 25 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born April. 1, 1940 in McPherson, he was the son of Clarence Harley and Anna Ellen (Ebaugh) Reed. Max was a wonderful son, husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, teacher, and coach. He married Judith Ann Birkholz on May 23, 1965 in Argonia. She survives. He obtained his Masters of Science in Education from Emporia State University, and took additional courses at the University of Kansas and the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse. He taught in the Meade Middle School, Meade, where he also coached football and basketball ...
Thomas LeRoy Wray, 86, died Aug. 25 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 18, 1925 in McLouth, he was the son of Albert and Mabel (Bradford) Wray. A resident of Great bend since 2006, coming from Midwest City, Okla., Amarillo, Texas, Clearfield, Ut. and Kansas City, he was an auto transporter, working for Wood's Industries, Auto Transport and retiring from Jack Cooper.
Kenneth "Kenny" Brummer, 66, died Aug. 25 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Sept. 25, 1945 in Beloit, he was the son of Joseph I. and Kathryn (Thomas) Brummer. On Oct. 28, 1967 he married Beth Melton in Beloit. She survives. A resident of Great Bend since 1981, coming from Beloit, he retired from Barton Community College in 2007, working in the maintenance department and bus driving. Previously he worked at Great Bend Auto as a machinist. After retirement, he worked for Sterling House and Prince of Peace Parish.
ODIN - Joseph F. Hekele, 80, died Aug. 23, 2012 at Golden Living Center, Wilson. He was born March 14, 1922 at Odin, the son of Joseph Alois and Anna Agnes (Seus) Hekele. He married Martha Moeder, Oct. 25, 1950 at Hoisington. She died October 11, 1988. He was owner of Hekele and Son's milk hauling business and co-owner of the former Hoisington Cheese Plant. He was a lifetime Odin resident. Joseph during World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Post 2630 ...
ODIN - Gerald W. "Jerry" Beran, 88, died May 21, 2015, at Almost Home, Great Bend. He was born Sept. 9, 1926, on the farm in Odin, the son of Anton A. and Hattie Rose (Prosser) Beran. He graduated from Odin High School in 1944 and later enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After returning from the military, Jerry played professional baseball for the Hutchinson Elks.
Delores Rae Keegan, 83, died May 23, 2015, at Sterling House of Great Bend. She was born Aug. 23, 1931, at Little River, the daughter of Ray and Elsie (Eaton) Folck. Mrs. Keegan was a Great Bend resident and taught public school for 39 years, the last 30 years in Great Bend at Morrison and Jefferson Elementary Schools.
Louis Wintholz, 83, passed from this world to join his beloved wife Phyllis, in heaven on May 22, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Collyer, the son of Reinholdt "Ray" and Mary (Windholz) Wintholz. He attended school in Collyer and graduated from the Hays Cadets Academy in 1950. He married Phyllis Montgomery on May 8, 1954, at Hearndon. She passed away on Feb. 15, 2008.
Sister Marie Klein, 102, died May 21, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters' Convent Infirmary, Great Bend. Born April 25, 1913, in Fowler, as Mary Ann Agatha Klein, Sister Marie was the daughter of Anthony and Mary Helen (Hoffman) Klein. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community July 14, 1928, and pronounced her first vows August 17, 1931. She celebrated 80 years of religious profession in 2011.
GREENFIELD, Ind. - Marlin "Gene" Tammen, 79, passed away May 22, 2015, at Hancock Regional Hospital. Born on Dec.27, 1935, in Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of Herman Tammen and Gladys Tammen. In 1953, he graduated from Great Bend High School. He received his Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Wichita State University. In October of 1956, he married Cheryl Loy (Foos). He held various positions in the Federal Government from 1962-1987, including Midwest Director of the Office of Personnel Management. He enjoyed playing poker, playing bridge, spending time with his grandchildren, watching movies, and traveling with Cheryl ...
ODIN - Gerald W. "Jerry" Beran, 88, died May 21, at Almost Home in Great Bend. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home of Hoisington is in charge of arrangements.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Grace Imogene (Hathaway) Abel, 90, died May 12, 2015, at St. Rose Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born March 19, 1925, northwest of St. John, the daughter of John William and Reno (Kanzleiter) Hathaway.
LARNED - Walter (Mac) Fox, 92, passed away May 20, 2015, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Sept. 12, 1922, in Larned, he was the son of Walter M. and Gladys Strader Fox. On Dec. 15, 1946, he married Dorothy D. Goldsmith in Wichita. She passed away on May 16, 2013. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer, worked at Larned State Hospital as the plumbing shop foreman for 32 years and also worked at Boeing for one year before going in the service.
RUSSELL - Fara Mae (Brack) Popp, 81, passed away May 17, at the Hays Medical Center. Born on July 13, 1933, on the family farm north of Otis, she was the daughter of Edwin and Phoebe (Keil) Brack. She grew up on the farm and graduated from Otis High School. On June 15, 1958, she married Paul Popp in Otis. She was a homemaker and assisted her parents on the farm when needed.
WINFIELD - Susan Marie (Feldman) Quint, 46, of Winfield, went to her Heavenly home on May 15, after a valiant fight with Brain Cancer. She was born March 19, 1969, in Great Bend to Richard and Jackye (Strother) Feldman. Susan graduated from Great Bend High School and attended Barton County Community College. She obtained an Office Manager degree from Wichita Area Vocational Technical College and an Associate Degree from Cowley County Community College in Early Childhood Education. She was a Certified Dietary Manager at Medicalodge in Douglass. In 1995, Susan married Roger E. Quint in Great Bend. The couple made their ...
Julia Ann Barnes, 54, died May 16, at her home in Great Bend. Born July 4, 1960, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of James R. Jr., and Joyce L. (Mohr) Lofland. On Nov. 14, 1981, she married Jeff Barnes in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was employed in retirement plan management at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants for more than 15 years. She had a great love of quilting.
TOPEKA - Services for Laura Linn Knowles will be at 10 a.m on Wednesday, May 27, at First Presbyterian Church in Topeka. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. at Glasco Cemetery. Laura will lie in state after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Helping Hands Humane Society, Glasco Community Foundation, or Brain Tumor Center of New Jersey, all in care of the funeral home. To read the full obituary visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.