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Lori Marie Truitt 1975 - 2016

DODGE CITY - Lori Marie Truitt, 40, passed away Jan. 19, 2016, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born on Aug. 24, 1975, in Dodge City, the daughter of Glenn and Charlynn (Brazda) Truitt.

January 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


Brian Lee Ernst 1957-2016

HOLYROOD – Brian Lee Ernst, 58, died Jan. 19, 2016, at his home in Holyrood. He was born Dec. 4, 1957, in Hoisington, the son of Robert Lee and Irma J. (Steinert) Ernst.

January 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Norbert J. “Bones” Prosser 1930 - 2016

ODIN - Norbert J. "Bones" Prosser, 85, died Jan. 18, 2016, at Via Christi Village - Hays, in Hays. Born Feb. 10, 1930, in Beaver, he was the son of Joseph and Ella (Ficker) Prosser. On Sept. 8, 1955, he married Frances Werner in Odin. A lifetime resident of Odin, he was a farmer and rancher. His past careers include welding, tank truck service, oilfield driller and dirt construction. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, trapper and collector of priceless memorabilia. He took great pride in founding the Prosser Arena and had a passion for planting shelter belts.

January 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Felicita M. Weichen 1913 - 2016

LA CROSSE - Felicita M. "Fritzie" Weichen, 102, died Jan. 18, 2016, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Aug. 23, 1913, in Fairview Township, Rush County, she was the daughter of Alex and Mary (Werth) Munsch. On Dec. 25, 1935, she married Norval "Nib" Weichen at Bison. He preceded her in death May 25, 1960. A resident of Rush County for 84 years, moving from Schoenchen, she was a homemaker.

January 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Bonnie Elaine Fuller 1934 - 2016

ELLSWORTH - Bonnie Elaine Fuller, 81, died Jan. 16, 2016, at Good Samaritan Village, Ellsworth. She was born Feb. 13, 1934, in rural Geneseo, Galt Township, the daughter of Richard and Velma Orm Crane. She graduated from Geneseo High School in 1951. She married Clarence H. Fuller on Feb. 7, 1959, at Wichita. He died Sept. 26, 1997. She was a school bus driver for Circle USD 375, retiring after 25 years. A longtime resident of El Dorado, she had also resided in Great Bend and Ellsworth.

January 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth Zorn 1927 - 2016

CLAFLIN - Elizabeth Zorn, 88, died Jan. 16, 2016, at Lakepoint Assisted Living, Augusta. She was born Oct. 29, 1927, in rural Barton County, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Hoffman) Tinkel. On May 10, 1948, she married Leonard Zorn in Dubuque, Kansas. He died June 18, 2010. A lifetime Barton County resident (2010), she worked in the lunch program at USD 354, Claflin, for 30 years, retiring in 1991.

January 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth “Clowe” Lashley 1940 - 2016

Elizabeth "Clowe" Lashley, 75, died Jan. 15, 2016 at Almost Home, Inc., Great Bend.

January 16, 2016 | | Obituaries


Maria Del Consuelo Espino 1971 - 2016

Maria Del Consuelo Espino, 44, died Jan. 14, 2016 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita.

January 16, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ruthetta R. Irvin 1924 - 2016

Ruthetta R. Irvin, 91, La Crosse, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, La Crosse. Mrs. Irvin was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Otis, Kansas, the daughter of Benjamin and Susanna (Brack) Brack.

January 16, 2016 | | Obituaries


Richard “Dick” Riggs 1945-2016

Richard "Dick" Riggs, 70, Hays, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at the Saint Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri.

January 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


Lucile M. Berges 1917 - 2016

Lucile M. (Cosandier) Berges, 98, formerly of Onaga, passed away Jan. 12, 2016, at the River Bend Assisted Living in Great Bend. Born June 27, 1917, at Onaga, she was the daughter of Philip and Leah Rossier Cosandier. On May 23, 1943, she married Glenn L. Berges at Onaga. He preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 2000. She graduated from Onaga High School and from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Secondary Education. She retired from the teaching profession in 1981.

January 14, 2016 | | Obituaries


Emma E. Olson 1922 - 2016

GARFIELD - Emma E. Olson, 93, passed away Jan. 12, 2016, at her home in Garfield. Emma Emelia was born Feb. 27, 1922, in Garfield, the daughter of Albert and Esther Peterson Mostrom. A lifetime Garfield resident she worked for the United States Post Office as part time clerk in Garfield and Lewis for 15 years. She also worked for Unified School District 495 as secretary of the Garfield School for 17 years. After receiving a three year teaching certificate from Fort Hays State College she taught at a country school in Rush County for one year. During World War II ...

January 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


Larry Lee Klein 1960 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Larry Lee Klein, 55, of Hitschmann, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2016, at his home. Larry was born on Feb. 12, 1960, in Hoisington, the son of Larry and Helen Klein. He grew up and attended school in Hoisington and never strayed far from his Barton County roots.

January 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


​John E. Carlson 1941 - 2016

LARNED - John E. Carlson Jr., 74, passed away Jan. 9, 2016, at St. Lukes Hospital, Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. Born May 28, 1941, in Dodge City, he was the son of John E. and Pauline Preston Carlson. He was raised in Jetmore and graduated from Jetmore High School. On Jan. 28, 1966, he married Bonnie Bunting at the First Christian Church in Larned. She survives. A longtime area resident, he was a truck driver for Doerr Metal Products and also worked at Ralph Baird Motors.

January 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Jack J. Ferrell 1950 - 2015

Jack J. Ferrell, 65, died Dec. 24, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital.

January 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


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Harold Dean Christiansen 1933 - 2016

MCCOOK, Neb. - Harold Dean Christiansen, 82, passed away Jan. 26, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Born on March 3, 1933. in Great Bend, he was ...

February 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


Frank E. Kershner 1923-2016

RUSH CENTER - Frank E. Kershner, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Willow House, Hays.

February 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


Violet M. Mattix 1925-2016

GREAT BEND - Violet M. Mattix, 90, died Feb. 5, 2016 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.

February 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


Jami Jo Jackson 1961 - 2016

KINGWOOD, Texas - Jami Jo Jackson, 54, went to be with her Lord and Savior om Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, surrounded with love by her family ...

February 04, 2016 | | Obituaries


Karen Edith (Rusco) Baldwin 1940 - 2016

JUNCTION CITY – Karen Edith (Rusco) Baldwin, 76, passed away on Jan. 26, 2016, at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City.

February 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Glenn Jake Brack 1925 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Glenn Jake Brack, 90, died Feb. 1, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 7, 1925, the son of ...

February 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Janea G. “Micky” Gordon 1947 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Janea G. "Micky" Gordon, 68, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born July 15, 1947, in Juneau, Alaska, she was the ...

February 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


James “Jim” Alan Norvell 1961 - 2016

James "Jim" Alan Norvell was born on Nov. 25, 1961, and entered eternal life on Jan. 29, 2016.

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Bill Bortz 1931 - 2016

DOWNS - Bill Bortz, 84, passed away Jan. 18, 2016, at his home in Downs. Born June 10, 1931, in Claflin, he was the son of ...

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Donald D. Peterson 1934 - 2016

LARNED - Donald D. Peterson, 81, passed away Jan. 29, 2016, at Via Christi St. Francis Select Specialty in Wichita. Born May 22, 1934, in Larned ...

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Wilbert C. “Willie” Fanshier 1926 - 2016

ST. JOHN - Wilbert C. "Willie" Fanshier, 89, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Stafford County Hospital in Stafford. Born Aug. 2, 1926, in Stafford County, he ...

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


James Bennett “J. B.” Webster 1928-2016

James Bennett "J. B." Webster, 87, died Feb. 1, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 10, 1928 at Dexter, N.M ...

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Hulda Steinert Bitter 1915-2016

HOISINGTON - Hulda Steinert Bitter, 100, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Country Place Senior Living, Hoisington. She was born Aug. 30, 1915, at Galatia, the daughter ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Wilbert Charles Fanishier

ST. JOHN - Wilbert Charles Fanishier, 89, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Stafford County Hospital, Stafford. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Kevin D. Anderson 1968 - 2016

Kevin D. Anderson, 47, Great Bend, formerly of Hays, died Jan. 28, 2016, from a brief but aggressive illness at St. Luke's Hospital in ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


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