GREAT BEND - Jesus L. Torrez, 85, died Oct. 25, 2011 at the Hays Medical Center.
DALLAS, Texas - David Allen Brungardt, 53, of Dallas, Texas, passed away October 20, 2011.
GREAT BEND - Paul M. Maier, 68, died October 26, 2011 at Pinnacle Park in Salina.
SCOTT CITY - William L. "Bill" Dryer, 74, passed away as the result of a heart attack at Cedar Bluff Reservoir in Trego County Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.
GREAT BEND -- Sister Markita Haefling, 79, died Oct. 24, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend. Born Dec. 16, 1931, in Strong City, as Kathryn Haefling, Sister Markita was the daughter of the late Marion and Mary Anne Beumer Haefling. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend on Sept. 18, 1949, and pronounced her first vows on June 7, 1952. She celebrated fifty years of religious profession in 2002. Sister Markita was a teacher in elementary and secondary schools of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Colorado from 1952 – 1993. In 1995 she began ministry in Mercy Housing in ...
LARNED – Carl Dean Immenschuh, 70, died Oct. 22, 2011 at Promise Regional Hospital, in Hutchinson, of asbestos related lung cancer. Born April 18, 1941, at the family home in Fellsburg, he was the son of Edward and Bernice Ingraham Immenschuh. He attended the University of California-Riverside. On June 3, 1961, he married Vallene Oetken at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert. She survives. Carl and Vallene started Pelican Photographics, The Pelican Press and the Kinsley Graphic.
GREAT BEND -Wilma K. Morgenstern, 91, died October 25, 2011 at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
GREAT BEND - Thomas Allen Hermansen, 76, died Oct. 21 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson.
HOISINGTON - Edmund R. Billinger, 94, died Oct. 23, 2011 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington.
JETMORE - Jack B. Stairrett, 77, died Oct. 21, 2011 at the Hays Medical Center.
HOISINGTON - Kenneth I. Sellens, 94, died Oct. 23, 2011 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.
OTIS - Lee Ann Schneider, 58, died Oct. 21, 2011 at the Hays Medical Center.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Rhonda Gayle Simmons was born May 12, 1952 in Great Bend, to Dwayne and Janis Deckert. She was raised on the family farm northwest of Pawnee Rock, and attended Pawnee Rock Schools, graduating in 1970. Rhonda lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. for the past 15 years and was owner/operator of Vintage Vaults Wine Storage, a company she created and incorporated with her interior decorating talents. She also was an excellent cook and could entertain and feed any number of guests. She attended Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Rhonda had been in ...
GREAT BEND – Wanda L. Morse, 77, died Oct. 22, 2011 at North Care Hospice House, North Kansas City, Mo.
HUTCHINSON- Carl Dean Immenschuh, 70, died Oct. 22. Services are pending with Beckwith Funeral Home and Peace Lutheran Church Albert. Obituary pending.
HUTCHINSON - Susan Marie Harms, 56, died Dec. 18 at her home in Hutchinson. Born Feb. 14, 1958, in McPherson, she was the daughter of Gustaf and Naomi Scheikofsky Nelson. She was a graduate of McPherson High School. On July 8, 1988, she married Robert Harms. He survives. She was a resident of Hutchinson the last 23 years.
Mabel E. Hiss, 91, died Dec. 18 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 9, 1923, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of August H. and Anna (Gagelman) Werhahn. On Oct. 29, 1944, she married her high school sweetheart, John R. Hiss. He died on Aug. 4, 2005. A lifetime Great Bend resident, she was a homemaker and also worked at the Great Bend Tribune during World War II. She attended Washburn University.
Darlene M. Creacy, 80, lifelong Great Bend resident, passed away on Tuesday evening, Dec. 16, at Leisure Homestead Care Center at St. John. Born on July 9, 1934, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Ira and Inez (Davis) Thomason. She attended school in Great Bend. She worked as a cook in several area restaurants, including at the Jayhawk Cafe, the Highland Hotel, and Holiday Inn, and was cook and former owner of the Zarah Cafe in Great Bend for many years. Darlene coordinated and cooked for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Great Bend for 17 years, and also ...
HIGHLAND, Ill. - Pawnee Rock graduate Lawanda M. "Peggy" Fansler, 85, died Dec. 15, 2014, at Faith Care Center.
PRATT - Jon Travis Hartman, 74, died Dec. 13 at his home in Pratt. Born Oct. 1, 1940, in Pratt, he was the son of Charles Dwight and Helen Louise (Stiles) Hartman. He earned his Master of Science degree in Art from Fort Hays University and taught 35 years at Great Bend High School. He served on the Vernon Filley Art Museum Foundation Board of Directors for several years and remained as Emeritus Board Member.
PRATT - Jon Travis Hartman, 74, died Dec. 13, at his home in Pratt. Born Oct. 1, 1940, in Pratt, he was the son of Charles Dwight and Helen Louise (Stiles) Hartman. He earned his Master of Art from Fort Hays University and taught 35 years at Great Bend High School. He served on the Vernon Filley Art Museum Foundation Board of Directors for several years and remained as Emeritus Board Member.
Helen E. (Nickerson) Sharp, 81, died Dec. 13, at Diversicare of Larned. Born May 14, 1933, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Corbin and Elizabeth (Skirvin) Nickerson. On June 1, 1942, she married Bobby Dale Howard in Pratt. They were later divorced. She then married Robert Carl Sharp on June 21, 1975, in Great Bend. They were later divorced. A longtime resident of Great Bend, also residing in Las Vegas, Nev. and Larned, she served as a librarian and bus driver for the Radium School District and was a bookkeeper for Melvin Nuss. She enjoyed reading and sewing.
HOISINGTON – Frederick E. Ummel, 89, passed away in his home in Hoisington Dec. 12, 2014.
HOISINGTON – Helen Margaret (Penka) Kalina, daughter of Emil and Hedwig (Heger) Penka, died Dec. 11, 2014, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.
HAYS - June Arlene McFann, 84, Hays, died Dec. 12, 2014 at the Hays Good Samaritan Society.
Kenneth Michael Klepper, 84, died Dec. 11 at his home in Great Bend. He was born May 26, 1930, at Raymond, the son of Nicholas and Alice (Strobl) Klepper. He married Marilyn Russell Sept. 22, 1952, at Great Bend. She died Dec. 31, 2009.
Cleo Eugene Watkins, 83, died on Dec. 6, 2014 at Via Christi Hospital-St. Francis in Wichita. Born on Jan. 21, 1931, in Stockton, he was the son of Roy Bryon and Grace Mae (Hulst) Watkins. A resident of Great Bend for most of his life he worked as a Lineman for Midwest Energy until he retired. Everyone that knew him, knew how much he has always loved his motorcycles, both working on them and riding. He was also an avid bowler most of his adult life, a loving father and grandfather and will be missed by many.
Luther Morgenstern, 98, died Dec. 6 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Aug. 23, 1916, on the farm in Russell County, the son of Sam G. and Lena (Radke) Morgenstern. On Aug. 23, 1949, he married Helen Margheim in Hoisington. She died Feb. 11, 2008. Luther was a farmer and a contract pumper in the oil fields, retiring in 1980.
Verl Lee Martin, 84, died December 8 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born August 5, 1930, at Utica, the son of Clade and Sylvia (Everhart) Martin. A Great Bend resident since 1971, he worked for Missouri-Pacific Truck Lines and Turner Farms as a truck driver.
Daniel Nobles, 88, died Dec. 7 at Life Care Center, Wichita. Born Feb. 21, 1926, at Stuttgart, Ark., he was the son of Cagie, Sr. and Georgia B. (Stewart) Nobles. He married Alice Mary Cushinberry on Dec. 18, 1947, at Hoisington. She died March 6, 2014. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he was facilities manager for the Great Bend Post Office.