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Myrl E. Munz

ELLINWOOD - Myrl E. Munz, 91, passed away at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.

April 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ronald David Hardten 1936 - 2017

OLATHE - Ronald David Hardten, 80, passed away peacefully, April 5, 2017, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His last days were spent surrounded by his loving family.

April 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Angela Rebel 1982 - 2017

TIMKEN - Angela Rebel, 34, died March 31, 2017. Born Aug. 6, 1982, at Comanche County Hospital, she was the daughter of Jimmy and Patti Bratcher) Shelton. In 2001 she graduated from Barton County Adult Education and then attended Hays School of Cosmetology. On April 19, 2014, she married Jeff Rebel in LaCrosse. She was a CNA-CMA.

April 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Barbara Jean Braddy 1945-2017

SEWARD - Barbara Jean Braddy, age 71, passed away on March 31, 2017 at her home. She was born on July 30, 1945 at Larned, the daughter of Charles M. and Helen W. (Robbins) Baier, Sr. A life-long resident of the Seward area, she was a retired secretary for Fort Larned Federal Parks Service. Her memberships include, Xavier Catholic Church, Altar Society, Seward City Council and Xavier Cemetery Board. Survivors include two sons, Nickolas Braddy, Seattle, Wash., Aaron Braddy (Devon), Hoisington; two brothers, Mick Baier, Jr., Lecompton, William Henry Baier, Bayfield, Colo.; a sister, Sharon Hays (Lonnie), Wellington; two grandchildren, Melody ...

April 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sheila M. Bieberle

WICHITA - Sheila M. Bieberle, 56, passed away April 3, 2017. Sheila is survived by husband, Roger A. Bieberle; sons, Tyler and Christopher Bieberle; sisters, LeAnn (Virgil) Kuntz, Abilene, Vicky (Brad) Joseph, Oakley, Jacky (Keith) Zerr, Gove, Shirley Haffner, Park, and Raelene (Cory) Miller, Cheney, ; in-laws, Kristen (Brian) Stout, Ellinwood, and Rob (Cynthia) Bieberle, Colby,; 23 nieces and nephews; and seven great-nephews. She was preceded by her parents, Francis X. Heier; Mary M. (Hartman) Heier; and infant brother, Leland F. Heier. For full obituary and service information visit; Resthavenmortuary-cemetery.com.

April 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lucille Marie Jarus 1928 - 2017

SALINA - Lucille Marie Jarus, 89, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at her home. She was the youngest of six siblings born to Emil and Anna Dimmer Ney, rural Hanston, on March 7, 1928. After graduating from high school and Marymount College, she taught home economics at schools in Kansas City, Mo., Morganville and Wilson. On June 8, 1957, she married Dr. Eugene C. "Bud" Jarus, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wilson. They settled in Ellsworth.

April 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Carol Elaine Hallett 1936 - 2017

GREAT BEND - Carol Elaine Hallett, 80, died April 5, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born Dec. 27, 1936, at Otis, she was the daughter of Manuel and Marie (Koch) Ochs. She married Eugene Ernest Hallett Sept. 22, 1956, at LaCrosse. He died Feb. 16, 2017. She was a clerk at Fuller Brush Company and was an aide at Lincoln Elementary for 10 years.

April 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kent A. Knop 1938 - 2017

ELLINWOOD - Kent A. Knop, 78, passed away on April 3, 2017, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Sept. 3, 1938, in Great Bend, he was the son of Alvin Carl and Mary Gretchen (Isern) Knop. In 1956 he graduated from Ellinwood High School. On Feb. 12, 1961, he married Rose Cregger at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ellinwood. He was a farmer, rancher, and dairyman from a very young age; later he continued to farm as well as working jobs in the oil field and construction.

April 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Wayne E. Swigart 1932 - 2017 

Wayne E. Swigart, 84, died April 3, 2017, Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 20, 1932, at Blue Rapids, the son of Nolan and Eunice (Craine) Swigart. He married Wilma Martha Erna "Jean" Schroeder Sept. 21, 1957, at Great Bend. She died June 29, 2009. A Great Bend resident since 1956, coming from Blue Rapids, he was a cowboy for Taylor Feeding and was a foreman for the City of Great Bend Parks Department.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Cheryl Cecilia Smith 1943 - 2017

HUTCHINSON - Cheryl Cecilia Smith, 73, died March 31, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living in Hutchinson. Born Dec. 17, 1943, at Denver, Colo., she was the daughter of Celina (Desmarteau) and Donald Jurgensen and James Merlin Smith. She was employed by Black Angus Steak Ranch for more than 20 years. She was known as the tiny lady who drove her 4-wheeled scooter around town.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marvin Henry Rajewski 1933 - 2017

Marvin Henry Rajewski, 83, died April 1, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living in Great Bend. Born May 13, 1933, at Victoria, he was the son of Frank and Mary (Wittman) Rajewski. Marvin married Betty Lou Kronewitter Feb. 4, 1956, at Schoenchen. She died Jan. 21, 2012. He was a Great Bend resident since 1959, coming from Hays.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Walter James McCormick 1931 - 2017

SYLVIA - Walter James McCormick, 85, died March 31, 2017, at his home in Sylvia. Born July 5, 1931, at Columbus, he was the son of Harry and Mabel Bennett McCormick. On Nov. 14, 1954, he married Helen Pittman at Yuma, Ariz. She died Oct. 18, 2015. He was a machinist for Lockheed in San Diego, Calif., and for Cessna in Hutchinson. He worked as a mechanic for Sam Beltz in Stafford and Halls Welding in Sylvia. He also worked for numerous farmers in the local area. He was a volunteer with the Hutchinson Police Department for 15 years.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Forest Cee Cephus 1951 - 2017

LARNED - Forest Cee Cephus, 65, passed away April 1, 2017, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Aug. 14, 1951, in Smithville, Texas, he was the son of Jonah and Ruth Harris Cephus. On Jan. 26, 1990, he married Lois Shepherd in Dodge City. She survives. A longtime area resident, he was the director of the drug and alcohol addiction program at the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility.

April 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Bobby Jim Langston 1934 - 2017

HOLYROOD - Bobby Jim Langston, 83, passed Friday, March 31, 2017, at his home in Holyrood. He was born Jan. 23, 1934 in Elsey, Mo., to the Rev. James and Mabel (Miller) Langston. He married Ellen Fortner on July 2, 1955, in Holyrood. In his earlier years, Bobby worked in the oil field as a roustabout doing some drilling, pumping, and other work. After leaving the oil field he became the manager for Doonan Farms at their farm south of Ellinwood. He then owned the Conoco station in Holyrood from which he retired.

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marvin Henry Rajewski

Marvin Henry Rajewski, 83, died April 1, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living, Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Katherine M. Demel 1925 - 2017

ODIN - Katherine M. "Kate" Demel, 91, died April 20, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Nov. 1, 1925, on the family farm ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Gabriel Amaru Sebastian Usoro 2016 - 2017

RUSSELL - Gabriel Amaru Sebastian Usoro, 14 months, died April 19, 2017, at Wesley Children's Hospital, Wichita. He was born Feb. 17, 2016, at Salina ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Annetta Jo Schaub 1978 - 2017

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April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ron Stout 1944 - 2017

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. - Ron Stout, 72, died March 3, 2017 in Queen Creek, Ariz. He was born July 3, 1944.

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kristin Jean Weis 1947 - 2017

RICHARDSON, Texas - Kristin Jean Weis, 70, passed away April 14, 2017. Born Jan. 24, 1947, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa she was the daughter of Don ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Myrl E. Munz 1925-2017

HUDSON - Myrl Eddingfield Munz, 91, died April 7, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Aug. 1, 1925, in Great Bend, she was the ...

April 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marvin Dean "Porky" Holopirek 1931-2017

LA CROSSE - Marvin Dean "Porky" Holopirek, 85, died April 18, 2017, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Dec. 30, 1931, in Timken, he ...

April 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Katherine Jean Bean Thacker 1972 - 2017

RUSSELL - Katherine Jean Bean Thacker, 44, passed away April 17, 2017 at her residence in Russell, after a year long battle with cancer. Born May ...

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marvin Dean “Porky” Holopir

LACROSSE - Marvin Dean "Porky" Holopirek passed away April 18, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Barbara Marie Tucker McKinzie 1941 - 2017

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Barbara Marie Tucker McKinzie died peacefully in Pensacola, Fla., on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, surrounded by the love of her three daughters ...

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Laura ‘Lou’ Sparkman 1924 - 2017

SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Laura "Lou" Sparkman, 92, beloved wife, mom, and teacher, died April 14, 2017, of natural causes at the Mennonite Friendship Community in South ...

April 18, 2017 | Shonita Swank | Obituaries


Juanita A. Schaffer 1932 - 2017

LACROSSE - Juanita A. Schaffer, 85, died April 14, 2017, at Cherry Village in Great Bend. Born Feb. 5, 1932, in Pfeifer, she was the daughter ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


George W. Bolz 1921 - 2017

BUSHTON - George W. Bolz, 95, passed away April 14, 2017, in Ellinwood. Born May 16, 1921, in Centerville, N.M., he was the son of ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Betty Lou (Detter-Fink) Corcoran 1925 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Betty Lou (Detter- Fink) Corcoran, 92, died April 15, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Jan. 13, 1925, in El Dorado, she ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Myrl E. Munz 1925 - 2017

HUDSON - Myrl Eddingfield Munz, 91, died April 7, 2017 , at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. She was born on Aug. 1, 1925, in Great Bend.

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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