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Teddy Howard Grindstaff

GALATIA - Teddy Howard Grindstaff, 73, passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. No local services will be held. Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

November 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Shane Wolf 1972-2017

HOISINGTON - Shane A. Wolf, 45, passed away Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017 at his home in Hoisington. Shane was born February 5, 1972 at McPherson, the son of Danny and Monta (Wooley) Wolf. He graduated from Great Bend High School and attended Barton Community College and Goodland Vo Tech. He was united in marriage to Jamie Lust March 15, 1997, in Hoisington. He was a mechanic for Clarke Well Service.

November 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Bill Patton 1926-2017

HOISINGTON - Billy Joe "Bill" Patton, 91, died Nov. 22, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born Jan. 25, 1926, in Dixie, Okla., he was the son of Marvin D. and Fleta R.J. (Moody) Patton.

November 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lawrence Eugene Campbell 1934-2017

LARNED - Lawrence Eugene Campbell, 82, died Nov. 24, 2017 at Diversicare of Larned. Born Nov. 29, 1934 in Larned, he was the son of Lawrence Edward and Alice Marie Phillips Campbell. A lifetime area resident, he was the Administrative Assistant and lived at Beckwith Mortuary for 44 years.

November 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Arnold Frederick Essmiller Jr. 1925 - 2017

Arnold Frederick Essmiller Jr., 92, died Nov. 21, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. He was born July 9, 1925, at Great Bend, the son of Arnold Frederick, Sr., and Arabella Dorothea (Miller) Essmiller. He married Joyce Deanne Phillips Jan. 19, 1944, at Great Bend. A lifetime Great Bend resident, Mr. Essmiller was a farmer and stockman and owned and operated Essmiller Oil Company.

November 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Brett Michael Moeder 1987 - 2017

ELLINWOOD - Brett Michael Moeder, 30, died Nov. 21, 2017, at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. He was born March 11, 1987, at Great Bend the son of Michael J. and Kala J. Moran Moeder. He was a lifetime Ellinwood resident and worked as a diesel mechanic and farm hand for Clint Hammeke Farms. He served as a volunteer on the Ellinwood Fire Department. Brett graduated from Ellinwood High School with the class of 2005. He then received his Diesel Mechanic Degree from Salina Area Vo Tech.

November 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Billy Jo “Bill” Patton

HOISINGTON – Billy Jo "Bill" Patton, 91, died Nov. 22, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Edna G. Schneweis 1928 - 2017

Edna G. Schneweis, 89, died Nov. 22, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born Sept. 9, 1928, at Oconto, Neb., the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Mertens) Kathman. She married Richard Schneweis Oct. 14, 1983, at Great Bend. He died Sept. 6, 2003. Mrs. Schneweis was a machine operator for Fuller Brush.

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Beverly J. Davis 1932 - 2017

Beverly J. Davis, 85, died Nov. 22, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born Sept. 26, 1932, at St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of Henry Allen, Sr., and Inez Leota (Stanley) Brown. A Great Bend resident since 1967, coming from Houston, she was Dr. William Teasdale's office manager for many years and was a senior care giver.

November 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Elizabeth Ileen “Betty” Zimmerman 1934-2017

Elizabeth Ileen "Betty" Zimmerman, 83, died Nov. 20, 2017, surrounded by her family at River Bend Assisted Living, Great Bend. She was born June 4, 1934, at Hays, the daughter of Edgar Joseph and Helen Lucida (Hammerschmidt) Sanders. She married Donald Dean "Zip" Zimmerman Oct. 21, 1952, at Hays. He died April 23, 2005. A Great Bend resident since 1952, coming from Hays, Mrs. Zimmerman was bookkeeper and car detailer for Zip's Service, and did finish work for the homes she and Zip built.

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ronald Gene “Roon” Zimmerman 1957-2017

Ronald Gene "Roon" Zimmerman, 59, died Jan. 1, 2017, at Almost Home, Inc., Great Bend. He was born Oct. 21, 1957, at Great Bend, the son of Donald Dean "Zip" and Elizabeth I. "Betty" (Sanders) Zimmerman. He was a truck driver and later manager of Zips Service and Z's Liquor. He was a lifetime resident of Great Bend. He was a United States Navy veteran.

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mathilda M. “Tillie” Penka 1921 - 2017

ODIN - Mathilda M. "Tillie" Penka, 95, died Nov. 21, 2017, at Salina Regional Health Center. She was born Dec. 11, 1921, on the family farm near Odin, the daughter of William B. and Frances (Frenzel) Zecha. A lifetime resident of Odin, she was a homemaker.

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Debra “Debbie” Branstetter 1955 - 2016

CLAREMORE, Okla. - Debra "Debbie" Branstetter, 60, passed away Jan. 2, 2016. She was born Feb. 13, 1955, at Great Bend, the daughter of Donald Dean "Zip" and Elizabeth Ileen "Betty" (Sanders) Zimmerman. She married David Lee "Dave" Branstetter March 26, 1976, in Great Bend. He preceded her in death. She was a Braum's manager in Claremore, Okla., a ceramic artist and was a payroll specialist at the University of Tulsa.

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy Mae (Nuss) Funk 1931 - 2017

RUSSELL - Dorothy Mae (Nuss) Funk, 86, of Russell, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at the Russell Regional Hospital. She was born April 14, 1931, in Milberger, the daughter of Harold and Esther (Blehm) Nuss. She grew up in Milberger and graduated from Russell High School in 1949. She married Leon Funk on Jan. 30, 1949, in Russell. He preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2005.

November 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Douglas James Wells 1957 - 2017

Douglas James Wells, 60, died Nov. 17, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born April 20, 1957, at Great Bend, the son of Kenneth and Ruby (Popp) Wells. A lifetime Great Bend resident, Mr. Wells was an installer for Wells Seamless Guttering and owned Wells Shoe Repair.

November 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Dorothy B. Behrens

Dorothy B. Behrens, 89, died Dec. 9, 2017, at home in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Wanda Lee Hurde 1941-2017

LARNED - Wanda Lee Hurde, age 76, passed away at Diversicare of Larned, on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ruth Ann Richey

NEW CASTLE, Va. - Ruth Ann Richey, 86, of New Castle, Virginia, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. She was a daughter ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Michael H. “Mike” Welsh 1937 - 2017

LaCrosse - Michael H. "Mike" Welsh, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society, Hays. Mr. Welsh was born May 16, 1937, in Flint ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Nita Gaye Peterson 1935 - 2017

LARNED - Nita Gaye Peterson, 82, passed away Dec. 7, 2017, at Country Living of Larned. Nita was born April 10, 1935, in Great Bend, the ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Richard D. Luse 1931-2017

Richard Daniel Luse, 86, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday evening, Dec. 5, 2017, at Salina Regional Hospital. Richard was born on June ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


George Wellington Foster Jr. 1938 - 2017

HOWE, Okla. - George Wellington Foster Jr., 79, passed away Dec. 5, 2017, in Heavener, Okla. He was born Jan. 18, 1938 in Guthrie, Okla. to ...

December 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Adela Ramirez Aguirre 1954 - 2017

GREAT BEND – Adela Ramirez Aguirre of Great Bend, 62, passed away on Sunday evening, Dec. 3, 2017 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

December 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mary Beth (Tieperman) Bunker 1933 - 2017

ST. JOHN - Mary Beth (Tieperman) Bunker, 84, passed away Nov. 28, 2017, in Dallas, Texas.

December 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Clair Kenneth (Kenny) Eye 1921 - 2017

LARNED - Clair Kenneth (Kenny) Eye, 96, passed away Nov. 30, 2017, at Country Living Memory Care, Larned. He was born Nov. 1, 1921, in Abilene ...

December 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lester L. “Buck” Lindsay 1930-2017

OLMITZ - Lester L. "Buck" Lindsay, 87, died Dec. 4, 2017, at Diversicare of Larned.

December 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


George R. Slater 1932 - 2017

George R. Slater, 85, died Dec. 2, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. He was born June 12, 1932, at Coats, the son ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


James Matthew Zager 1952 - 2017

GARDEN CITY, Mo. - James Matthew Zager, 65, died Nov. 29, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Jan. 22, 1952, at ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ernest (Bud) M. Amerine 1924 - 2017

OMAHA, Neb. - Ernest (Bud) M. Amerine passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at the age of 93, in Omaha, Neb.and went to ...

November 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dallas Lynn DeWerff 1940 - 2017

ELLINWOOD - Dallas Lynn DeWerff 77, of Kingston, Okla. passed away Nov. 19, 2017, at the hospital in Durant, Okla. He was born on June 4 ...

November 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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