PRATT - Robert Otto Baird, 63, of Pratt, died Sept. 13 at Southwind Hospice, Pratt. He was born Sept. 23, 1946, at Walsh, Colo., the son of Robert Leo and Mary Lou (Pollard) Baird. He married Betty Lewis on Nov. 15, 1987, at Great Bend. He was an oilfield truck driver and dispatcher. Mr. Baird was a Pratt resident since 1994, coming from Great Bend. He was a member of the American Legion.
Delbert A. Sloan, 89, of Great Bend, died Sept. 9 at his home. He was born Oct. 7, 1920, at Great Bend, the son of L. Chester and Alice M. (Bortz) Sloan. He was a 1938 graduate of Great Bend High School. He married Wilma Marie Witt in 1940 and they later divorced. He then married Betty Nicolet on April 4, 1953, at Great Bend. He managed C & W Machine Shop until 1960, when he engaged in selling oilfield pumping units, retiring in 1985.
CAMERON, Mo. - Donald D. Geil, 80, passed away peacefully at the Veterans Home in Cameron, Mo., on Sept. 11. His wife of 56 years, Angela, was at his side. Memorial services will be at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mercy, 2115 Maturana Drive, Liberty, Mo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the church.
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Danny Richmeier, 79, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Sept. 11 at the Circle of Life Hospice at Legacy, in Bentonville, Ark. He was born on
Glenn Russell Dunavan, 77, of Great Bend, died Sept. 12 at his home. Service arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary Inc., Larned.
Michael Lee Jackson, 56, died Sept. 7 at his residence in Great Bend. He was born Dec. 19, 1953, at Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Mack Jackson, Sr. and Bruenetter Wrotten. He was a 1971 graduate of Al Reed High School in Dumas, Ark. He was a cook in many restaurants.
Kenneth Don Ukens, 73, of Great Bend, died Sept. 10 at his residence. Born Nov. 1, 1936, at Great Bend, he was the son of Wesley and Ella (Petersen) Ukens. He was a yard man for Foster Lumber, Everitt Lumber and Nicholson Lumber Yard.
Delbert A. Sloan, 89, of Great Bend, died Sept. 9 at his home. Service arrangements are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, and will be announced.
STAFFORD - Laura Ethel Stewart, 95, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Harry Hynes Hospice Section of St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born on June 10, 1915, at her parents' home in Lawrenceville, Ill., the daughter of Richard John Kneidl and Laura Ethel Price Kneidl. Laura was a 1932 graduate of Tulsa (Okla.) High School and received a degree in Ancient Languages and graduated magna cum laude from Sterling College in 1936. Following graduation, Laura taught Latin and English in Alma for one year before marrying her college sweetheart, Ritchey Stewart, on June ...
Christopher Wayne Gross, 34, of Great Bend, died Sept. 3 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 29, 1975, at Garden City, the son of Steven F. and Sharon Newton Gross. He was a general laborer and a former Pratt resident, moving to Great Bend in 2008.
HOISINGTON - Junior Lee Patterson, 84, died Sept. 9 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born Jan. 1, 1926, at Collinville, Okla., the son of Pet and Alma (Johnson) Innman. He married Betty J. Phillips on Sept. 24, 1948, at Beaver. He worked for NCRA as a production foreman for 41 years, retiring in 1988. He was a longtime Hoisington resident and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
MANHATTAN - Dr. Kenneth M. Boese, 84, Manhattan, passed away Sept. 8 at the Leonardville Nursing Home, Leonardville. He was born Sept. 30, 1925, at Hoisington, the son of Jacob Boese and Mabel Whipple Boese. He grew up in Hoisington, where he attended the local schools. He was a graduate of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and the Kansas University School of Medicine.
SALINA - Cynthia Sue Killen, 59, died Sept. 5. Born July 20, 1951, in Holdrege, Neb., she was the daughter of Allen and Nadine Braun. She graduated from Norton High School and attended Brown-Mackie College in Salina. She married Ron Ladish. They divorced. She then married Jay Killen. She was employed at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend, as a secretary in the laboratory department and at CPI, and later at Cox Communications in Salina.
OSAGE CITY - Edward Kooi passed away Sept. 7 in Osage City. Ed was born Nov. 19, 1930. at New York City, N.Y., to Dirk and Mary (Bierman) Kooi. He made the Air Force his career. While stationed in Topeka he met and married Milda Dietz on Aug. 13, 1967. She preceded in death Aug. 10, 1996. They moved with his career and eventually settled in Arvada, Colo. Later Ed and Milda moved to Lyndon and Ed worked for the Air National Guard in Topeka until his second retirement.
Edna Weiss Klusener, of Great Bend, was born May 16, 1929, to Frank and Marie (Weiser) Weiss in Great Bend and returned home to heaven Aug. 16 at the age of 81. Edna played many parts on the stage of life; she was the obedient daughter of Frank and Marie Weiss, and she became the faithful wife of Richard D. Klusener on Sept. 15, 1948. Richard and Edna shared 49 beautiful years of marriage until her beloved husband passed away Sept. 3, 1997. Their marriage was blessed with three loving, loyal and caring children, Sharon Klusener-Alexander, San Diego, Calif., infant ...
Richard A. "Dick" Dunlap, 82, died Sept. 30 at Hays Medical Center, Hays. He was born Jan. 13, 1932 at Blackwell, Okla. the son of Irven Franklin and Thelma Ilene (Yager) Dunlap.
HEALY - Billy Ray Pike, 88, died Sept. 28, at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City. Born March 17, 1926, in Kingman, he was the son of Clarence Earl and Elsie Mae (Wagonseller) Pike. On Aug. 30, 1950, he married Beth Stewart in Healy. He attended grades 1 through 5 in Kansas and 6 through 11 in California and then moved to Healy and graduated with the Class of 1944. After his discharge from the United States Army he enrolled in Fort Hays State University where he was president of the International Relations Club and belonged to the Kappa Sigma ...
HOISINGTON - Wanda Lee Deer,93, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Wichita. Born on Feb. 28, 1921 in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Frank Edward and Nellie (Coats) Sypolt.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - Patricia Joan Brandt, 73, died Sept. 26 at Cheyenne Mountain Care Center, Colorado Springs, Colo. Born March 4, 1941 at Russell, she was the daughter of Paul and Virginia (Henshaw) Kanitz.
LINDSBORG - Henrietta Hilda Dirks, 95, of Lindsborg, formerly Scott City, passed away Sept. 26. Born March 15, 1919 at Lodge Pole, Neb., she was the daughter of Louis R. and Caroline (Wagner) Misegadis.
LARNED - Glenn Scott Presley, 66, died Sept. 21, at Mayo's St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Min. Born Feb. 8, 1948, in Wichita, he was the son of Glenn and Ruby Elzey Presley. On Dec. 31, 1967, he married Linda Walker in Marquette. She survives. After graduating from McPherson College, he moved to Larned to begin teaching high school industrial arts classes. He managed the Larned Swimming Pool for 25 years. He was a loving husband, a caring father, and a very proud grandpa.
Paul J. Heueisen, 84, former longtime Great Bend resident, passed away on Sept. 19, at Protection Valley Manor in Protection. Born on May 23, 1930, in Lancaster, Calif., he was the son of Louis Steven and Margaret Mary (Murray) Heueisen. In 1936, he moved to Great Bend with his family, and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1945. He worked as a custodian for various businesses in the Great Bend area. He enjoyed reading.
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - On Sept. 21, Constance (Connie) Hansen Scheuerman, 89, passed away, joining her husband, of 62 years, who died exactly seven years earlier.
Anna Lavonne Postlethwaite, aged 97 years, 3 months and 19 days, died Sept. 24, 2014 at Kansas Medical Center, Andover. She was born June 5, 1917, at Barton County, the daughter of Ralph L. & Eva R. (Ward) Ward.
HOLYROOD - Elmer L. Showalter, 93, passed away Sept. 23, 2014 in Ellsworth.
RUSSELL - William Allan "Bill" Rabas, 64, passed away Sept. 14, 2014 from an automotive accident in Ellsworth County.
RUSSELL - Delores LaVonne Rabas, 56, passed away Sept. 14, 2014 from an automotive accident in Ellsworth County.
CLAFLIN - Quinlee LaVonne Martin, infant daughter of Darin and Sarah (Rabas) Martin passed away Sept. 14, 2014 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
HOISINGTON - Harry E. Bitter, 85, fell asleep in Christ on Sept. 23, 2014 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.
SALINA - David C. Gardiner, 54, died Sept. 20. Born Jan. 11, 1960, in Larned, he was the son of Gordon A. and Mary Anne (McConahay) Gardiner. In 1978, he graduated from Salina High School South. He joined the Army after he graduated from high school and was stationed in Europe for many years as a food inspector for the Army. He graduated from K-State with a degree in food science. He worked at the Great Bend Packing plant in Great Bend before retiring in Salina.