HAYS - Matilda M. "Tillie" Urban, 88, died Dec. 21 at Hays Medical Center. Born Nov. 5, 1923, in Loretto, she was the daughter of Thomas M. and Bridget (Urban) Urban. On April 30, 1947, she married Leonard R. Urban at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Loretto. He died on Dec. 3, 1985. A resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., for 18 years, having been a resident of Rush and Ellis counties for a total of 70 years, she was a homemaker.
Larry W. Jimison, 66, died Oct. 21 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. Born Oct. 27, 1944 in Stafford, he was the son of Howard David and Verda Marie (Staley) Jimison. On Nov. 24, 1964, he married Sue Curtis in Ellsworth. A resident of Great Bend for 47 years, coming from Lorraine, he was the Water Superintendent for the city of Great Bend, working at the water department for 47 years.
OTIS - Sharon Royer, 52, died Dec. 19 in Rush County. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Olmitz. Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church, with a wake starting at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will be held Thursday, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington. Complete obituary information will be announced later.
HOISINGTON - Don L. Clutter, 65, died Dec. 17 at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born Feb. 22, 1946, in North Tonawanda, N.Y., he was the son of Elmer and Elsie Ruth (Sellers) Clutter. On June 14, 1986, he married Angie Kaiser in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, he was a retired maintenance employee for Natural Gas Pipeline in Albert. He served as a Drill Sergeant in the Army National Guard. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, and his dog Ruger, enjoyed hunting, fishing and motorcycles.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Louis J. Miller, 96, Bloomington, Ill., died on Dec. 8 at Martin Health Care Center in Bloomington, Ill. Born Aug. 26, 1915, in Albert, he was the son of Conrad and Anna Reints Miller. On July 29, 1940, he married Lorene K. Tesch in St. Louis, Mo., and she survives. Louis was a master carpenter and craftsman. He owned Miller Cabinet Shop for 35 years, retiring at age 72.
PAMPA, Texas - Juanita Marie Woydziak Brower died Dec. 16 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Mrs. Brower was born Sept. 1, 1936, in Hoisington, to Arsenius and Mathilda Woydziak. She attended St. Joseph's elementary school in Beaver. Her freshman and sophomore years she attended Sacred Heart Academy in Wichita, and graduated high school in Hoisington in 1954. She married Bobby Lindsey Brower on Jan. 17, 1955 in Beaver. He preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 2002 after 48 years of marriage. She moved to Alex, Oklahoma in 1960, then to Beaver, Okla. in 1961 where she resided until 1973 before ...
HOISINGTON - Theresa M. Ney, 98, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, died April 30 at Golden Living Center, Wilson. Born Aug. 8, 1916, she was the daughter of Paul Dolechek, Sr. and Anna (Weber) Dolechek.
HOISINGTON - Ivan H. Christy, 88, died April 30, 2015, at Country Place Senior Living, Hoisington. He was born Feb. 9, 1927, at Kansas City, Mo., to Ivan H. and Anna (Tillisch) Christy. He married Mary Louise Kircher Feb. 7, 1949, at Paola. They were later divorced. Ivan then married Gwenola Bagley Ochs March 21, 1970, at Hoisington. She died April 30, 2007.
ELLINWOOD - Bernita K. (Urban) Schloemer-Clair, 83, passed away April 27, 2015, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born on Dec. 27, 1931, in Rush County, she was the daughter of Wendelin and Rosemary (Leiker) Urban. In 1949, she graduated from La Crosse High School. On June 20, 1954, she married Millard Schloemer in Great Bend. He died Feb. 22, 1982. She later married Ural G. (Jack) Clair in Ellinwood, on Dec. 7, 1990. She worked as a secretary for USD 403 in Bison and as an operator at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in La Crosse.
HOISINGTON - LeRoy George Schartz Jr., 62, died April 22, 2015, at his home in Hoisington. Born May 3, 1952, in Great Bend, he was the son of LeRoy George and Viola Marie (Hermann) Schartz. He married Sharon Holcomb. They were later divorced. He recently moved to Hoisington from Great Bend, where he had worked in both the carpentry and automotive repair trades. Those who truly knew LeRoy will remember him for his kindness and generosity. LeRoy was not a man of material possessions, so he used his kindness and skills to give to others. He loved helping his friends by ...
LARNED - James (Jim) W. Kolb, 70, passed away April 25, 2015, at his home in Austin, Texas. Born June 8, 1944, in Dodge City, he was the son of Harold "Sandy" and Rhoda Jean Donovan Kolb. A longtime area resident of Larned then moving to Austin, Texas, he was an Licensed Mental Health Technician and later changed positions to Activity Therapist at the Larned State Hospital. After he retired from 30 years of service at Larned State Hospital, he drove a school bus for 10 years at Larned School District. On July 26, 1975, he married Bonnie Ladean Eaton in ...
Stan Nelson, 52, of Great Bend died April 26, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born Oct. 13, 1962, at Council Grove, to Byron Keith and Carolyn (Parsons) Nelson. He married Joyce Klassen Dec. 6, 1996, at Great Bend. Stan had been a Great Bend resident since 1970, coming from Lawrence. Formerly operating and managing the family business, Schendel Weed and Pest Control, Stan currently worked for Barton County Road and Bridge Department.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - Muriel S. Machal, 91, died April 25, at Cheyenne Mountain Care Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born Jan. 13, 1924, in Kinsley, she was the daughter of Ray and Ida (Robbins) Stewart. On April 3, 1957, she married Joseph Anthony Machal in Great Bend, He died on Dec. 21, 1992. A resident of Colorado Springs, Colo. for seven years, coming from Great Bend, she was an insurance and financial planner for L.C. Harmon Agency.
CLAFLIN - Diana Beth Kaeberle, 57, died April 25, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Feb. 5, 1958, in Greenville, Miss., she was the daughter of Donald and Reba (Atkins) Beckum. On June 20, 1992, she married Steven Kaeberle in Wilson. A 25 year Barton County resident, living most recently in Claflin, she was a secretary for Barton Community College.