LARNED - W. Max Howard, 82, died April 17 at Country Place Senior Living in Larned. Born July 28, 1930 in Jewell County, he was the son of Wilbur Frank and Elise Parson Howard Murphy. A lifetime area resident, he was the owner and operator of the Best Western Motel in Larned. On March 8, 1949, he married Faith Kimbrough in Hiawatha. She died on Dec. 13, 1981. On Oct. 30, 1982, He married Alice Larson in Salina. She survives.
PAWNEE ROCK - Charles Wilbur Russell, 90, died April 14 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Nov. 17, 1922 in Carroll County, Mo., he was the son of Charles Walter and Lena (Adcock) Russell. On Sept. 6, 1942, he married Berdene Lou (Glaze) in Larned. She preceded him in death. A Pawnee Rock resident from 1959 to 2009, he was a 37 year civil servant for the U.S. Army Reserves.
Kenneth D. "Ken" Williams, 74, died on April 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1939 in Stephenville, Texas, he was the son of Myrl and Ruth (Onions) Williams. On Aug. 15, 1959 he married Nancy Giebler in Hays. She survives. Growing up in Liberal, he was a Great Bend resident since 1963, coming from Hays. He served as the C.F.O. for Central Kansas Medical Center for twenty years, retiring in 1988. Following, he operated Abacus Accounting, serving as the interim C.F.O. and consultant for respective hospitals in Pratt, Abilene, McPherson, and Plainville. He ...
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.