CHERRYVALE - Walter Frank Eilts, 74, Cherryvale, died on April 8. Born in Rush County on March 14, 1939, he was the son of Edward and Anna Eilts. In 1957 he graduated from Great Bend High School. He attended Salt City Business College. On Aug. 4, 1961, he married Phyllis Chapham.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Lilbourn Duane Karst, 76, of Phoenix Ariz., passed away on Sunday, April 7, after a long illness with pulmonary fibrosis. He was a loving spouse, respected business owner, proud father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was born in Hoisington on October 27th, 1935, proceeded in death by his father and mother, Constantine Karst and Elsie Irene Eurich.
E. Pearl Carson, 99, died April 7 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 22, 1913 in Wilcox, Ariz., she was the daughter of John Smith and Suzie Stahl. On Dec. 21, 1929 she married Russell Augusta Carson in Oklahoma City, Okla. He died in 1968. An Ellinwood resident for the past 10 years, and a Barton County resident since 1945, formerly of Oklahoma, she was retired from Fuller Brush. She also worked in food service and did baby-sitting. She was an avid gardener.
Mae Weaver 91, died on April 4 at River Bend Assisted Living Center in Great Bend. Born Feb. 3, 1922, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Elmer Edward and Ellen Marie (Walking) Kepler. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. On Sept. 20, 1942, she married Robert John Weaver in Burlington. He died on July 12, 2012. A longtime Barton County Home Economist, Mrs. Weaver was a Great Bend resident since 1950, coming from Manhattan and Burlington.