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 ...
Dorothy Bowman 1921 - 2010
Marjorie Marie Pizel, 88, died Sept. 3 at Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend. She was born Nov. 25, 1921, at Kanorado, the daughter of Raymond and Ida (Stalgren) Wright. She married Herbert L. Pizel June 20, 1942, at Goodland.
Eugene P. "Gene" Weber, 53, died Sept. 2 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. He was born June 1, 1957 at Great Bend, the son of George and Lydia (Schwartz) Weber.
Donald Gene "Fergy" Ferguson, 74, died Sept. 3 at his Great Bend home. He was born June 21, 1936 at Hardy, Arkansas, the son of Forest and Doris (Richardson) Ferguson. He married Opal McKnight May 19, 1955 at Great Bend. A Great Bend resident for sixty years, coming from Wichita, Kansas, Mr. Ferguson was owner and operator of Fergy's Enterprises, which he started June 21, 1978. He retired from his love of driving his loader in 2009.
HOISINGTON - Dennis Thummel, 65, died Sept. 1 at Country Place Assisted Living, Hoisington. He was born Sept. 2, 1944, at Englewood, Colo., the son of Walter and Eleanor Korte Thummel. He married Shirley Packard on July 20, 1965. He was formerly of Brighton, Colo. He was educated at Selden and served in the U.S. Navy. He managed cooperatives at several locations in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Colorado. He was retired.
LARNED - Jerald L. Jinks, 75, died Sept. 2 at Central Kansas Medical Center St. Rose Campus, Great Bend. He was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Big Bow, the son of Charles Lewis and Delores Pudge Jinks. An area resident for the past 63 years, he was a heating and air conditioning specialist.
Margaret G. Damon, 96, of Great Bend, died Sept. 2 at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. She was born March 29, 1914, at Ponca City, Okla., the daughter Charles and Fern (Schultz) Hess. She married Ansel Martin "Bud" Damon on April 17, 1935, at Lyons. He died Dec. 26, 1993. She was a homemaker. She was a Great Bend resident since 1935, coming from Chase.
Robert R. Turner, 81, of Great Bend, died Sept. 1 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. He was born March 30, 1929, at Oskaloosa, Mo., the son of Virgil E. and Annabell (Page) Turner. He married Jolene Bortz on June 21, 1957, at Kinsley. He worked for Kansas Brick and Tile, Hoisington. He was a Great Bend resident for 53 years, coming from Oskaloosa, Mo.
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.
ABILENE – Jean C. Coleman, 81, passed away Sept. 19, 2014, in Salina.
GREAT BEND - Viola L. Deutsch, 95, died Sept. 18, 2014 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
ELLINWOOD - Betty Lee Scheufler, 89, died Sept. 17, 2014 at her home in Ellinwood.
ALBERT - Irene Mildred Brady, 95, died Sept. 18, 2014 at Rush County Memorial Hospital LTC in LaCrosse.
GREAT BEND – Darlene L. Anderson, 91, died Sept. 16, 2014 at Winter Meadow Homes, Inc., Topeka.
Matthew A. "Matt" Smolik, 90, passed away on Sept. 16, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Carolyn A. Sheets, 79, died Sept. 15 at her home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 3, 1934, in rural Rose Hill, she was the daughter of Earl and Esther (Hall) Showalter. She married Gerald Skeels. On Nov. 9, 1979, she married Donald Eugene "Gene" Sheets in Dighton. He died July 25, 2012. A Great Bend resident since 1963, she was an office manager for Great Bend Appliance for 13 years and was a former secretary at Security State Bank and First National Bank. She enjoyed her family and friends and playing golf.
Peggy Lynn Crowe, 58, died Sept. 16 at her home in Great Bend. Born May 4, 1956, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Johnnie Douglas and Marie (Griffith) Crowe. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was an occupational therapist at Clara Barton Hospital.
Lester Leo Achatz, 65, died Sept. 14 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Oct. 21, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of Milton and Bertha (Birzer) Achatz. On Dec. 27, 2011, he married Kimm M. Lewis in Great Bend. He grew up in Great Bend and lived in Virginia before moving back to Great Bend. He was employed by H-2 Trucking.
ALBERT - Virginia Marie (Amerine) Bird, 91, gently journeyed from this world to a new beginning on Sept. 14th. Though she was a life-long resident of Barton County, she spent the final years of her life with her daughter providing precious companionship in Wichita and then Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Ellsworth. Virginia is survived by her daughter, Lisa Riedel, and her husband, Bert, of Ellsworth and their son, Bret, of Kansas City; her son, Lynn Bird, and his wife, Pat, of Broomfield, Colo.; their children, Joshua Bird, and his wife, Alison Cashman and their daughter, Josie; Stefanie Bird Stafford and ...
TIMKEN - Ernest "Ernie" Bucl, 88, died Sept. 14 at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse. Born April 15, 1926 at La Crosse, he was the son of Lucian and Frances (Havelka) Bucl.
Jim S. Cain, 66, died Sept. 13 at his home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 27, 1947 at Great Bend, he was the son of Benjamin and Stephanie (Schenk) Cain.
Carolyn A. Sheets, 79, died Sept. 14 at her ho me in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
HUTCHINSON - Aubrey Linus Schartz, 82, died Sept. 14, at his home in Hutchinson. Born Aug. 20, 1932, in rural Ellinwood, he was the son of Edward and Frances Schartz. On Oct. 16, 1951, he married Bonnie Lou Harbaugh in Ellinwood. He retired from Marmie's Motors in Great Bend and moved to Hutchinson.
John Russell Branine, 65, passed away Sept. 12 at the Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Feb. 23, 1949, the son of Ralph Sweet and Helen Helms Branine. He was a lifetime resident of Great Bend.