HOLYROOD - Fern Marie Zajic, 89, passed away Nov. 14, 2015. Born Oct. 28, 1926, in Ellsworth County, she was the daughter of Hedwig (Hoffman) and Edwin Westerman. On May 14, 1948, she married Harold Ray Zajic in Holyrood. A lifetime resident of Ellsworth County, she was a homemaker.
OSKALOSSA, Iowa - Richard L. Ford, 69, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, died Nov. 11, 2015, at the MHP Hospital in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Born May 18,, 1946, in Great Bend, he was the son of L.V. and Betty Cox Ford. He attended school in Kansas. Following school, Richard joined the U.S. Navy Reserves. On May 6, 1972, he married Connie E. Olds. She died April 16, 2014. Richard worked at the Post Office in Hutchinson, the City of Chase, and the State of Kansas. He retired from Young Motors in Lyons. In 2011, Richard and Connie moved to Oskaloosa, Iowa. He ...
Ronald. L. "Ron" Royer, 79, died Nov. 14, 2015, at Almost Home, Inc., in Great Bend. Born April 6, 1936, in Sunbury, Penn., he was the son of John W. and Verna (Bartlow) Royer. On July 17, 1955, he married Fern D. Ochs in Otis. A resident of Great Bend since 1993, coming from Otis, he owned and operated Ochs, Inc., of Otis. In his retirement, he enjoyed substituting for USD 428, gardening, and woodworking.
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to many, Z. Lee Rouser, 85, passed from this earthly life to her eternal home on Nov. 6, 2015. She battled for 2 1/2 years against cancer and other health issues.
FARMINGTON, N.M. - Arlene Helen Miles, 100, died Nov. 6, 2015, at Life Care Center in Farmington, N.M. Born Jan. 13, 1915, in Breese, Ill., she was the daughter of Carl and Stella Gerfen. Arlene graduated from high school in Carlyle, Illinois, and from a business college in St. Louis, Mo. She met Hugh S. Miles while in Carlyle and the two were married on April 26, 1943. Together, they lived in Norfolk, Va., Olney, Ill., Ardmore, Okla., and Great Bend. From 1968 to 2003, Arlene lived in Great Bend. She enjoyed entertaining friends and family, and had a ...
SHAWNEE - Patty Sue Mauler, 68, died on Nov. 9, 2015, at her home. Born Feb. 26, 1947, to Paul and Helen (Riley) Stagner in Lafayette Township, Mo. She graduated from high school in Faucett, Mo. and attended Missouri Western College. She was employed at Guys Foods in Liberty, Mo. for several years and retired in 2012 from Coca Cola. She enjoyed camping, dancing, traveling, estate sales and had a love for animals.
SHAWNEE - Patty Sue Mauler, 68, died on Nov. 9, 2015, at her home. Born Feb. 26, 1947, in Lafayette Township, Mo., she was the daughter of Paul and Helen (Riley) Stagner. She graduated from high school in Faucett, Mo., and attended Missouri Western College. She was employed at Guys Foods in Liberty, Mo., for several years and retired in 2012 from Coca Cola.
Marilyn Jane Malbrough, 64, died Nov. 11, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka. She was born Oct. 8, 1951, at Great Bend, the daughter of Thomas James and Ruth Clara (Hawkins) Hardy.
GREAT BEND - Charlotte Ann Watkins, 69, passed away Nov. 10, 2015, in St. John. Born on Jan. 3, 1946, in Hays, she was the daughter of Harlan and Elsie (Brown) Littrell. She was a Certified Medical Aide. On May 25, 2001, she married Myron C. Watkins at Great Bend. He survives.