LACROSSE - Joel H. Ficken, 60, died March 29, at his home. Mr. Ficken was born April 14, 1953, in Ellis County, the son of Wayne R. and Victoria "Vicki" (Stremel) Ficken. He was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1971 graduate of LaCrosse High School, he was a farmer, and previously a Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. distributor. On Nov. 30, 2002, he married Debra S. "Deb" Burton at the United Methodist Church in Bison.
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Maxine Wyatt, 86, passed away on March 29, at Highlands Health Care in Bella Vista. She was born June 14, 1927 to George and Margaret McCoy in Norton. She graduated from Norton High School and went to work for Southwest Bell Telephone Company. In 1947, she married Ray Wyatt. In 1953, they moved to Great Bend. She worked at American State Bank for 36 years and retired. She did volunteer work at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend, and Eucharistic Minister at St. Patrick's Church. The couple then moved to Bella Vista, Ark. She loved ...
Noemi R. "Mimi" Sanchez, 59, passed away on Friday evening at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born on June 22, 1954 in McAllen, Texas, she was the daughter of Pedro and Teresa (Rosales) Ramos. On March 8, 1980, she was united in marriage to Israel "Lalo" Sanchez in McAllen, Texas. The couple came to Great Bend in October of 1986. Noemi enjoyed cooking and playing Bingo, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - Richard L. Levings, 78, died March 24 following a brief illness. Born July 3, 1935, in Sabetha, he was the son of Charles Henry Levings and Bernice Mabre Thompson. Shortly after high school he joined the U.S. Army in 1957.
ELLINWOOD - Patricia Ann Evers, 81, died March 27 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. She was born Dec. 14, 1932, at Great Bend, the daughter of Clarence Harve and Bernadine (Ericks) Johnson. She married Earl Otis Evers June 10, 1951, at Great Bend. He died Jan. 3, 2000. A lifetime Barton County resident, Pat was a clerk, secretary and homemaker.
Raul Moreno, 76, of Great Bend, passed away on Sunday evening, March 23 at his Great Bend home. Born on Feb.20, 1938, at Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, he was the son of Victorio L. Moreno and Manuela Alonzo Carrasco. On Dec. 20, 1965, he was united in marriage to Alicia Valenzuela at Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. The couple moved to Great Bend in 1998. He owned and operated Latinos Video in Great Bend for five years and also was employed by the Best Western Angus Inn in Great Bend in the maintenance department and as delivery driver. An avid sports fan ...
TIMKEN - Jeanette Mildred Tammen, 81, died March 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 18, 1932, at McPherson, the daughter of Walter Jerome "Pop" and Muriel Lee "Mom" (Ittel) Sisson. She married Robert Torrey Tammen Oct. 25, 1952, at Great Bend. He died Aug. 1, 1978. She was a homemaker and farmer.