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Johnnie C. Frazier 1929-2015

LARNED – Johnnie C. Frazier, 86, passed away May 12, 2015, at Diversicare of Larned.

May 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kenneth G. “Shorty” Hackerott 1936 - 2015

OSBORNE - Kenneth G. "Shorty" Hackerott, formally of Pawnee Rock, died on Feb. 28, 2015, at Parkview Care Center in Osborne. Born on July 17, 1936, in Rooks County, he was the son of Otto R. Hackerott and Belle (Mitchell) Hackerott. He loved books, old cars, trucks and tractors and enjoyed the 3-I shows.

May 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Luella “Lu” Fercking 1937 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Luella "Lu" Fercking, 78, went to be with her Lord on May 10, 2015, at Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 3, 1937, in Comanche County, at her Aunt Faye's farm house, she was the daughter of John and Lillie Cline. In 1954, she graduated from Ness City High School. On June 3, 1954, she married Robert "Ray" Fercking. He went to be with his Lord on Oct. 3, 2001. They moved to Great Bend in 1968. She worked at Data Industries, Volkswagen, and the printing shop for the Great Bend Tribune. She and her husband started Lu's ...

May 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Joyce L. Boos 1940 - 2015

Joyce L. Boos, 74, died May 10, 2015, at Bixby Southtown Nursing Home, Bixby, Okla. Born Oct. 19, 1940, at Winfield, she was the daughter of John James Hutto and Opal (Spittler) White.

May 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Phyllis Eileen Blythe 1928 - 2015

Phyllis Eileen Blythe, 86, died May 10, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born June 16, 1928, at Williamsburg, the daughter of Clyde E. and Ruth (Decker) Todd.

May 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joyce L. Boos 1940-2015

Joyce L. Boos, 74, died May 10, at Bixby Southtown Nursing Home, Bixby, Okla. Born Oct. 19, 1940 at Winfield, she was the daughter of John James Hutto and Opal (Spittler) White.

May 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


Naomi L. Converse 1938 - 2015

GARFIELD - Naomi L. Converse, 76, went to Heaven on May 10, at Via Christi Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita. Born Dec. 11, 1938, in Larned, she was the daughter of Vernon Henry and Ella Angela Wilson Meckfessel. A lifetime area resident, she was a beloved wife, mother, grandma, sister, nana and aunt. She farmed alongside her husband, Alan, for 58 years. She loved harvesting crops especially wheat. No one touched her combine! Most of all, she loved her husband and family. Her grandchildren filled her life with joy watching them dance, act, sing, and play sports. She made family time ...

May 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


William Edgar Sturtz 1934-2015

ELLINWOOD - William Edgar Sturtz, 80, passed away at Country Place Senior Living in Ellinwood, KS on May 10. Born June 24, at Shattuck, Okla., he was the son of Willie and Roselea (Miller) Sturtz.

May 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Katharine Kay Brady 1944 - 2015

CHASE - Katharine Kay Brady, 70, died May 9, 2015, at Sterling Presbyterian Manor. She was born Dec. 27, 1944, at Lyons, the daughter of Willis and Frances Haas White. She graduated from Chase High School in 1962. She was married to Melvin Brady. He preceded her in death. A longtime Chase resident, she was a homemaker and CNA at the Ellinwood Hospital.

May 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Alma R. Snodgrass 1921 - 2015

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May 09, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bobby Joe Mead 1936 - 2015

Bobby Joe Mead, 78, died May 4, 2015, at Hays Medical Center in Hays. Born Sept. 18, 1936, in Fredonia, he was the son of E.O. and Aldine LaRue (Randall) Mead. Bob married Carole Annette Cronenberg on Sept. 18, 1955, in Great Bend. She died on July 1, 2002.

May 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


Fred E. Troyer 1934 - 2015

Fred E. Troyer 1934 - 2015

May 05, 2015 | | Obituaries


William John “Bill” Berchek Jr. 1947 - 2015

William John "Bill" Berchek Jr., 67, passed away on May 2, at his home near Great Bend. Born on July 29, 1947, in Pueblo, Colo. he was the son of William John Berchek Sr. and Evelyn Caroline Gordon. He received his associates degree from Barton County Community College and used it in a wide variety of areas. He worked for 30 years as a Conductor for Union Pacific Railroad as well as in real estate and farming. He was a lifetime resident of Barton County. On March 25, 1989, He married Marcia Richardson in Las Vegas, Nev. She survives of ...

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bob Mead

Bob Mead, 78, died May 4, at Hays Medical Center. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


John “Danny” Dipman — 1943-2015

LARNED - John Daniel "Danny" Dipman, 72, died at his home in rural Larned on May 2, 2015. Born on April 18, 1943, in Larned, he was the son of John W. and Eldred E. (Sanders) Dipman.

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


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Gerald W. ‘Jerry’ Beran 1926 - 2015

ODIN - Gerald W. "Jerry" Beran, 88, died May 21, 2015, at Almost Home, Great Bend.

May 28, 2015 | Nick Grubbe | Obituaries


Butch Morrow 1949 - 2015

ELKHART - Butch Morrow, 65, of Fort Dodge died May 26, at the Kansas Soldiers' Home Hospital in Fort Dodge. He was born June 2, 1949, in Garden City.

May 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Iola May Depperschmidt 1920 - 2015

HAYS - Iola May Depperschmidt, 94, died on May 25th. She was born July 24, 1920.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kelptyn Jack Graham 2011 - 2015

ENCINITAS, Calif. - Kelptyn Jack Graham lost his courageous battle with many health issues on May 25th. He was born on Jan. 26, 2011.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​John L. “Jack” Godin 1939 - 2015

PAWNEE ROCK - John L. "Jack" Godin, 76, died May 25, 2015, at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita. Born March 24, 1939, in Tupper Lake, N.Y., he was the son of Frank and Marion (Prespare) Godin. On Oct. 31, 1981, he married Mildred Gable in Great Bend. A resident of Pawnee Rock for six years, coming from Great Bend, he was a heavy equipment operator in the oilfield and later worked for maintenance at Great Bend Housing Authority.

May 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Erwin “Erv” Leiker 1934 - 2015

Erwin "Erv" Leiker, 81, Great Bend, died May 24, 2015, at his home. He was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Hays the son of Leo and Angela (Klaus) Leiker. On Nov. 8, 1958, he married Janet Grace Burgardt in Pfeifer. She died May 6, 2000. He was a retired oilfield worker and was a Hays High School graduate.

May 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Ruth Marie Cannon 1936 - 2015

Ruth Marie Cannon, 79, died May 23, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born May 16, 1936, at Dodge City, the daughter of Hillary and Ruth Borne. She married Manford G. "Bud" Cannon Oct. 29, 1949, at Boone, Arkansas. He died Dec. 7, 1982. A long-time Great Bend resident, she was an accounts payable clerk for Great Bend Manufacturing.

May 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Ruth Marie Cannon

Ruth Marie Cannon, 79, of Great Bend, died May 23, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Gerald W. “Jerry” Beran 1926 - 2015

ODIN - Gerald W. "Jerry" Beran, 88, died May 21, 2015, at Almost Home, Great Bend. He was born Sept. 9, 1926, on the farm in Odin, the son of Anton A. and Hattie Rose (Prosser) Beran. He graduated from Odin High School in 1944 and later enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After returning from the military, Jerry played professional baseball for the Hutchinson Elks.

May 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Delores Rae Keegan 1931 - 2015

Delores Rae Keegan, 83, died May 23, 2015, at Sterling House of Great Bend. She was born Aug. 23, 1931, at Little River, the daughter of Ray and Elsie (Eaton) Folck. Mrs. Keegan was a Great Bend resident and taught public school for 39 years, the last 30 years in Great Bend at Morrison and Jefferson Elementary Schools.

May 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Louis Wintholz 1932 - 2015

Louis Wintholz, 83, passed from this world to join his beloved wife Phyllis, in heaven on May 22, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Collyer, the son of Reinholdt "Ray" and Mary (Windholz) Wintholz. He attended school in Collyer and graduated from the Hays Cadets Academy in 1950. He married Phyllis Montgomery on May 8, 1954, at Hearndon. She passed away on Feb. 15, 2008.

May 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Sister Marie Klein 1913 - 2015

Sister Marie Klein, 102, died May 21, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters' Convent Infirmary, Great Bend. Born April 25, 1913, in Fowler, as Mary Ann Agatha Klein, Sister Marie was the daughter of Anthony and Mary Helen (Hoffman) Klein. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community July 14, 1928, and pronounced her first vows August 17, 1931. She celebrated 80 years of religious profession in 2011.

May 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Marlin Tammen 1935 - 2015

GREENFIELD, Ind. - Marlin "Gene" Tammen, 79, passed away May 22, 2015, at Hancock Regional Hospital. Born on Dec.27, 1935, in Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of Herman Tammen and Gladys Tammen. In 1953, he graduated from Great Bend High School. He received his Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Wichita State University. In October of 1956, he married Cheryl Loy (Foos). He held various positions in the Federal Government from 1962-1987, including Midwest Director of the Office of Personnel Management. He enjoyed playing poker, playing bridge, spending time with his grandchildren, watching movies, and traveling with Cheryl ...

May 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Gerald W. “Jerry” Beran

ODIN - Gerald W. "Jerry" Beran, 88, died May 21, at Almost Home in Great Bend. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home of Hoisington is in charge of arrangements.

May 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Grace (Hathaway) Abel 1925 - 2015

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Grace Imogene (Hathaway) Abel, 90, died May 12, 2015, at St. Rose Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born March 19, 1925, northwest of St. John, the daughter of John William and Reno (Kanzleiter) Hathaway.

May 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


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