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Viola K. Besthorn

HOLYROOD - Viola K. Besthorn, 94, passed away, April 20, 2016, in Wilson. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parsons Funeral Home in Ellsworth.

April 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Shelley V. Brooks 1954 - 2016

INDEPENDENCE - Shelley V. Brooks, 62, passed away April 15, 2016, at home surrounded by family. Born March 27, 1954, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Maurice and Ramona (Hall) Tefft. She attended and graduated from Great Bend schools in 1972. After graduation, she moved to Kansas City. She worked for Arthur Murray Dance Studio, where she eventually met her husband. Shelley married Bruce Brooks on Feb. 9, 1980, in Kansas City, Mo. The couple made their home in Independence where Shelley was very involved with the First Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women. She also served on a ...

April 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Daniel Jacobs

WICHITA - Daniel Jacobs, 80, passed away on April 15, 2016. He was born in La Crosse, the son of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Olen M. Munz 1955 - 2016

PRESTON - Olen M. Munz, 61, died April 13, 2016, at Pratt Regional Living Center in Pratt. He was born Jan. 23, 1955, at Great Bend, the son of Robert Godfrey and Wilma Rhae (LeWallen) Munz. He married Anna Stanley in 1984 at Minneapolis, Kan., and they later divorced. He was a heavy equipment operator for Pratt County Road Department and enjoyed building custom rifles.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Donna Mae McVey 1938-2016

DEWEY, OKLA. - Donna Mae McVey, 78, died April 18, 2016 at her home in Dewey, Okla. Born April 14, 1938 at Garden City, she was the daughter of Ralph and Vera (Deshler) Holden.

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Pam I. Marsh 1951-2016

Pam I. Marsh. 64, died April 18, 2016 at home in Great Bend. Born June 4, 1951, she was the daughter of Clarence and Nona (Gregg) Bunzel.

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Daniel Jacobs

WICHITA - Daniel Jacobs, 80, passed away on April 15, 2016. He was born in La Crosse, the son of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs.

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jean Jensen 1927 - 2016

TOPEKA - Jean Jensen, 89, formerly of Ellinwood, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the House at Midland Care Hospice. She was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of George and Mary (Glidden) Bowker. Jean married Donald Jensen on April 18, 1946, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They lived the majority of their lives in Ellinwood where they owned and operated Jensen Associates for 57 years. Jean was an avid painter sharing many of her paintings with family and friends.

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert Lee “Bob” Kruckenberg 1930-2016

Robert Lee "Bob" Kruckenberg, 85, died April 15, at Bethany Home, Lindsborg. Born Sept. 21, 1930 at Heizer, he was the son of Emil F. and Sophia (Soeken) Kruckenberg

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ruby Olive Dumas 1931-2016

POTTSVILLE, AR ‑ Ruby Olive Dumas, 84, of Pottsville, Ark., passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, Ark. The daughter of Claude and Ida Boldt Dellinger, she was born Aug. 3, 1931 in Bushton. She was a graduate of Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. Ruby spent many years teaching school in the Kansas and Nebraska public school system.

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Judy C. (Wagner Brough) Thornton 1945 - 2016

Judy C. (Wagner Brough) Thornton, 70, passed away from cardiac arrest April 10, 2016 in Wichita. Born Dec. 29, 1945, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of John A. Wagner and Margie Giltner. She married and divorced Jim Brough Sr. They remained friends. A lifelong resident of Great Bend she worked at Central Kansas Medical Center for 15 years and managed Fun Time Bingo for 20 years. She loved singing in Sweet Adelines and in her church choir at Central Baptist Church since 1987. She enjoyed family reunions, spending time with grandkids, and her Bingo family.

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jon D. Richardson 1972-2016

GREAT BEND - Jon D. Richardson, 44, died April 11, 2016, at his home in Great Bend.

April 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


JoAnn Brown 1947 - 2016

HOISINGTON - JoAnn Brown, 68, died April 11, 2016, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston. Born Sept. 3, 1947, she was the daughter of Adolph and Mary (Demel) Gerritzen. In 1965 she graduated from Hoisington High School. On Oct. 12, 1996, she married Lloyd Brown in Newton. He died on March 21, 2004.

April 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Judith Ann (Judy) Schneweis Nimmo 1947 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Judith Ann (Judy) Schneweis Nimmo died July 16, 2015, in Emmett Idaho. Born Oct. 14, 1947, at the St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Boor) Schneweis. She attended grade school at St. Joseph School in Beaver. She attended high school in Odin. On Aug. 17, 1974, she married Jim Nimmo in Hoisington. She was a wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed doing crafts and working at Fuller Brush. Mrs. Nimmo attended Assembly of God Church in Emmitt, Idaho.

April 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Allen Edward Schartz 1945 - 2016

ELLINWOOD - Allen Edward Schartz, 71, passed away on April 11, 2016, in Ellinwood. Born on March 12, 1945, he was the son of Werner and Charlotte (Harmon) Schartz. He was a lifetime Ellinwood resident graduating from Ellinwood High School in 1963.

April 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Thomas R. Romme Jr.

Thomas R. Romme Jr., 46, died on May 5, 2016 at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Nelson Lee Warren 1927 - 2016

ROZEL - Nelson Lee Warren, 88, passed away May 2, 2016, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born May 9, 1927, in Pryor, Okla., he ...

May 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert ‘Bob’ Leon Seder 1939 - 2016

GREAT BEND - Robert "Bob" Leon Seder, 76, died May 3, 2016, at Hays Medical Center.

May 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Della M. ‘Gina’ Timmons 1950 - 2016

GREAT BEND - Della M. "Gina" Timmons, 65, died May 4, 2016, at Homestead Health Center in Wichita.

May 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Judy K. Sullivan

PALM COAST, Fla. - Judy K. Sullivan died on May 1, 2016. Judy was born in Wichita then moved to the Palm Coast, Fla., area in ...

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Antonio Castro Salazar 1965 - 2016

Antonio Castro Salazar, 51, passed away on April 30, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital after a sudden illness. Born on April 17, 1965, at ...

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


John Patrick “Murph” Murphy 1945-2016

John married Carol Herrman Danielson August 7, 2005 at Colorado Springs, Colo. Mr. Murphy was a Great Bend resident, and proudly served his country, from ...

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marion L. “Pops” Dutton 1935 - 2016

Marion L. "Pops" Dutton, 81, died April 30, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 24, 1935, in Hagerman, Texas, he was ...

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Irene Marie Holopirek

TIMKEN - Irene Marie Holopirek, 91, passed away Dec. 29, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday May 6, 2016 at ...

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kenneth H. Pekarek 1923-2016

Kenneth H. "Bud" Pekarek, 93, died May 1, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 23, 1923, at Ellsworth, he was the son of ...

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


Barbara J. (Murphy) Bernard 1949 - 2016

OMAHA, Neb. - Barbara J. (Murphy) Bernard, formerly of Great Bend, died April 14, 2016. Born on Feb. 12, 1949, she was the daughter of James ...

April 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sue Carole Siegfried 1950 - 2016

LAWRENCE - Sue Carole Siegfreid died Thursday, April 28, 2016, at her home. Born Jan. 15, 1950, in Wichita, she was the daughter of Chester Vernon ...

April 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Grace Ellen Dickson VanSkike 1927 - 2016

Grace Ellen VanSkike entered God's Kingdom on April 24, 2016. Born in Newton on Sept. 28th, 1927, she was the eldest child of Herbert ...

April 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


David K. Clapsaddle 1934-2016

David K. Clapsaddle 1934-2016

April 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Evelyn H. Behr 1924 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Evelyn H. Behr, 92, died April 28, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born April 17, 1924, on the farm north of Ellinwood ...

April 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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