Julius G. Gerstenkorn, 93, passed away Friday, August 13, 2010 at Midland Hospice House. He was born Jan. 22, 1917 in Odin, the son of Andrew and Anna (Herman) Gerstenkorn. Julius married Cecilia A. Boor in Odin on Jan. 19, 1943. She survives. Julius worked 22 years for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., retiring in 1980.
Ojai, Calif. - Jerry B. Zutavern, 77, of Ojai, Calif., died Friday, Aug. 27 following a brief illness. He was born Aug. 15, 1933 in Great Bend, and had been an Ojai resident 36 years, coming from Palo Alto.
HOISINGTON - Dennis Thummel, 65, of Hoisington, died Sept. 1 at Country Place Assisted Living. He was born Sept. 2, 1944. Arrangements are pending with Pauls Funeral HOme, Oberlin, and will be announced.
ALVIN, Texas - Beverly K. Fuhr (Tomlin), 72, resident of Alvin, Texas, passed away Aug. 18. She was born Feb. 14, 1938, in Great Bend, to parents Gerald R. Tomlin and Frances Whorton Tomlin. She attended Great Bend High School. She was baptized a Methodist in Kilgore, Texas. Beverly worked at the Great Bend Wal-Mart for 19 years, and also at the Great Bend Senior Center for five years. On Sept. 14, 1987, she married Kurt Herbert Fuhr in Great Bend.
MANHATTAN - Meghan Christine Will, 23, died Aug. 29 from injuries received in an automobile accident in SalinE County, north of Salina. Meghan was born July 24, 1987, at Salina, to Timothy G. and B. Christine Will. She was a sophomore at Kansas State University in Manhattan. She had graduated from Ell-Saline High School In Brookville in 2005. She also had worked part-time for Ashley Furniture Store in Salina as a bookkeeper.
Alicie Danielle DeBolt, 14, of Great Bend, died Aug. 22 in rural Great Bend. She was born May 1, 1996, at Hays, the daughter of Richard and Tamara (Hodges) DeBolt. She was a Great Bend resident since 2005, coming from Hays. She was a student and cheerleader at Great Bend High School, a competitive gymnast at Heartland Academy, Hays, and a former cheerleader at Larned Middle School. She was a vibrant, caring person with a heart as big as the ocean. Her spirit remains with her family and friends in every rainbow.
LARNED – Caroline Elizabeth Reichuber, 99, died Aug. 28, at Larned Health Care, Larned. She was born Feb. 16, 1911, in Hutchinson, the daughter of William and Marie Zimmer Hines. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker.
HOISINGTON - Joyce Elaine Pace, 69, of Hoisington, died Aug. 27 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born April 11, 1941, at Clinton, Mo., the daughter of William Rhote and Dixie Lee (Null) Anderson. She married Forrest J. Wallace, Jr., June 23, 1961, at Richmond, Mo. He died Nov. 5, 1970. She married A.L. (Dick) Pace on Sept. 13, 1975, at Raytown, Mo. He died in August 1985. She worked part-time as a registered nurse at Clara Barton Hospital and the nursing home, also as a school nurse for USD 431 for 17 years, and for 26 years with ...
Alicia Danielle DeBolt, 14, of Great Bend, died Aug. 22 in rural Great Bend. Service arrangements are pending with Bryant Funeral Home and will be announced.
Kathleen Burton, 75, of Great Bend, died Aug. 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. She was born May 5, 1935, at Toledo, Mo., the daughter of Arley and Martha (Stone) Evans. She married Jackie Burton on June 14, 1953, at Longrun, Mo. He died April 3, 2003.She was a Realtor for Burton Real Estate, Great Bend, for more than 35 years.
SUN CITY, Ariz. - Iona Martin, 89, died Aug. 23 in Sun City, Ariz. She was born Oct. 30, 1920, in Rosston, Okla., to John and Bertha Kincade. She married Russell Martin on July 7, 1936. He preceded her in death in March of 1996. After retirement from the Great Bend register of deeds office, she and Russ moved to Lindale, Texas. After Russ's death she moved to Sun City to be close to her sisters. She is survived by her children, Donald Martin of Glendale, Ariz., Jerald Martin of Tyler, Texas, Sandra Persels of Tucson, Ariz., and John (Ann ...
A Daughters of Isabella Rosary will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by a memorial Mass at 10:30, for Josefina Lucia Torrez, who died Aug. 1 in Topeka at the age of 89. Both the rosary and the Mass will be at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Great Bend. Private inurnment has occurred at Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Memorial contributions may be given to the church. To leave a message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.
K. "Suzie" Renfro, 71, of Great Bend, died Aug. 24 at HOspice House, Hutchinson. She was born Sept. 7, 1938, at Great Bend, the daughter of Luther and Clara (Ehnstedt) Miller. She married Danny F. Renfro on July 22, 1992, at Great Bend. She was a truck driver for Brown and Brown Trucking, Guthrie Steaming and Tank Service and Venture Corporation. She was also a hairdresser.
SALINA - Robert Fredrick Ahlvers, 69, of Salina, died Aug. 21. Robert was born July 22, 1941, in Beloit, the second son of Leo and Eunice (Smith) Ahlvers. He grew up on the family farm near Glen Elder and graduated from Glen Elder High School. He attended Fort Hays State University. Robert (Bob) worked for Tractor Supply Company for more than 30 years in its different stores at Salina and St. Joseph, Mo. His specialty was customer service and knowledge of the products his customers needed. From time to time, he farmed with his family south of Glen Elder. He loved ...
HOISINGTON - Marjorie L. Lang, 81, died Aug. 24 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. She was born Aug. 8, 1929, at Hoisington, the daughter of Leo H. and Lucille (Hermreck) Pickert. She married Ernest V. Lang on April 22, 1952, at Hoisington. He died Nov. 10, 1983. She was a homemaker, worked at the Hoisington Phone Co. and was a retired secretary for Stueder Contractors in Great Bend.
WESTVILLE, Okla. - Wanza Lou Willis was born Dec 11, 1931, in Morton Texas to James Olin and Pearl Dimple (Herndon) Willis, the eldest of three girls. She talked about growing up in the 1930s, about how hard times were, about nailing wet sheets to the windows during dust storms and the families dream of green pastures - then they moved here.
HUDSON - Joyce Daretta Curtis, 74, died July 21, 2014 at Leisure Homestead, St. John.
Dennis A. Munoz, 66, longtime resident of Great Bend, passed away at his Great Bend home on July 9. Memorial services are July 26 at 4 p.m. at Veterans' Memorial Park in Great Bend. A Life Celebration will follow at The Best Western Angus Inn of Great Bend at approximately 5:30 p.m.
LARNED -Myron V. Thomas, 73, passed away July 21 at his home in Larned. He was born Feb. 28, 1941 in Arvada, Colo., the son of Clarence and Mabel (Batman) Thomas.
POLO, Mo. - Patricia A. Horn, 79, of Polo, Mo., died July 20, at her home. Born on May 22, 1935 in Bushton, she was the daughter of James and Katherine (Gable) Godfrey. She was a high school graduate and received her degree accounting from Wentworth Military Academy.
SALIDA, Colo. - Mary Ann Mausolf, 93, died Feb. 10, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida, Colo. Born March 17, 1920, in Lindsborg, she was the daughter of Martin and Julia (Spitzka) Paulus.
LA CROSSE - Mary A. Engel, 73, died July 20 at her home. Born Jan. 6, 1941 at Hays, she was the daughter of Joseph H. and Albina (Billinger) Orth.
Christopher James Thomas, 48, died July 20, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born June 8, 1966, in Junction City, he was the son of Timothy and Carol (Breault) Thomas. A lifetime resident of Great Bend and Hoisington, he was a self-employed computer repairman.
Gwen G. Schroeder, 72, died July 20, in Great Bend. Born Oct. 15, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of H. Martin and Bernice Lucille (Davis) Glenn. She was a graduate of Ellinwood Rural High School and Adela Hale School of Business. A resident of Great Bend since 2005, moving from Overland Park, she was retired. On Aug. 6, 1966, she married Arlen C. Schroeder in Kansas City.
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - Robert Norman Alpers, 79, died May 31, in Hendersonville, N.C. A service will be held at Peace Church, 492 NE 140th Street, in Hudson, at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 25, with burial to follow. After the burial, family and friends are invited to a meal at Wheatland Café for visiting and reminiscing.
Marie L. Sisk 1911 - 2014
CLAFLIN - Marian "Ann" Bahr, 86, died July 16, 2014 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
SHAWNEE - Carolyn L. Heinz, 72, of Shawnee, passed away July 15, 2014.
LARNED - Eleanor M. Adams, 90, died July 14, 2014.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Leonard Loraine Mullenix, 94, died July 13 at his home in Las Cruces, N.M. He was born Dec. 9, 1919 at Chase, the son of George and Lola (Fuson) Mullenix.