Jesus Hernandez, 64, died June 8 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He was born Oct. 6, 1949, at Manuel Benavidos, Chihuahua, Mexico, the son of Justiniano and Esperanza (Carrasco) Hernandez. He married Antonia Hernandez on June 12, 1974, at Chihuahua. A Great Bend resident for 17 years, coming from Chihuahua, he worked for Mid-America Feeders as a cowboy until he was unable to work.
Roger Lee Brining, 49, died June 8, at Barton County, Kansas. Born Nov. 21, 1964 at Great Bend, he was the son of Richard C. and Clarice E. (Hammond) Brining.
WINFIELD - Dorothy Mae Wesseler, 91, passed away June 4 at Cumbernauld Village in Winfield. Born June 18, 1922, in Claflin, she was the daughter of Henry and Tillie (Riemann) Janke. On Nov. 18, 1945, she married Orville E. Wesseler. She was a homemaker, school lunch cook, and school bus driver.
William Joseph Robbins, 91, died June 7 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 15, 1922, in Coldwater, he was the son of George and Catherine (McFadden) Robbins. On Aug. 6, 1992, he married Nadine L. Lorimor in Las Vegas, Nev. She died Jan. 29, 1999. A Great Bend resident since 1989, coming from Tuscon, Ariz., and Comanche County, he was an accountant for H&R Block and farmed in Comanche County. He enjoyed watching sports.
HAYS - Fern R. Wilhelm Fuller, 88, died June 6 at Trinity Manor, Dodge City. She was born April 16, 1926 at Russell County, the daughter of Alex and Martha (Deines) Flegler.
Constance "Connie" Foelgner Lewis, 75, passed away on May 29 at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Parker, Colo. She was born July 13, 1938 to Genevieve Sophie Woydziak and Russell Robert Foelgner. She is the oldest sibling and survived by Roberta Foelgner-Walker, Linda Riffel-Pearson, Mary Riffel-Komarek and David Riffel.
HUTCHINSON -Keith Allen Huddleston, 81, died June 6 at Hospice House. He was born June 14, 1933, in Horrace, KS to Alvin and Susan Moore Huddleston.
POULSBO, Wash. - John David Lewis, 70, died May 19. Born Nov. 16, 1943, he was the son of Joe W. Lewis and Margaret Lewis. He was the third generation farmer/stockman of Alfalfa Lawn Farms in Larned. On Sept. 4, 1970, he married Janis Mills in Excelsior Springs, Mo. A former Larned resident, he moved to Poulsbo, Wash., in 2008, to be near his daughter Renee Carroll and her family. His main passion after moving to Washington was his grandchildren. He also had a beautiful garden. His main hobby was making wood furniture and selling them at the local market.
Thon "T.P." Schartz, 84, died June 5 at his home in Great Bend. Born March 17, 1930, in Ellinwood, he was the son of Anthony Nicholas and Mary Edna (Rickert) Schartz. On May 23, 2009, he married Myrna (Beal) Branstetter in Seward. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a retired insurance adjuster for Crawford and Company, and had previously farmed, operated Schartz Construction and managed the 300 Bowl. He played organized baseball and city basketball and was an avid golfer.
Kenneth Albert Fradd Jr., 67, died June 3 at his home in Great Bend. Born May 21, 1947, in Great Bend, he was the son of Kenneth Albert Sr., and Cleone Marie (Wesley) Fradd. On Nov. 28, 1970, he married Sally Ann Cramer in Great Bend. She died on Oct. 15, 1972. A resident of Great Bend most of his life, living in Salina for 10 years, he was an electronics technician for Glenn's Electric and Great Plains Manufacturing, until his retirement.
NESS CITY - Marilea Jane Hall Wendler was born on Oct. 5, 1926, in the small Kansas town of Schaeffer and passed to eternal life at Carle Hospital in Urbana, Ill., on June 2, 2014 at age 87. She was preceded in death by her parents Fanny Moore Hall and Anthony Cornelius Hall, a brother Wayne Hall, sisters Atha (Dwight) Kerschner and Marjorie (Clarence) Scheuerman, her husband Arthur Cyril Wendler and her daughter Artilea Ann Wendler. She is survived by her sons Kent Anthony (Anne) Wendler, their two children, and Craig Arthur (Lorie) Wendler and their six children.
TOPEKA - Doyle "Gene" Boyd, 78, passed away May 30, 2014 at a local hospital.
GREAT BEND - Richard F. Loftis, 89, died June 3, 2014 at his home in Great Bend.
GREAT BEND - Thomas M. Keenan, 83, died June 3, 2014 at Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita.
Lyle E. Schaben, 89, died July 26 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. He was born Aug. 27, 1924, at Bazine, the son of John and Verda (Ryersee) Schaben. Mr. Schaben was a graduate of Bazine High School. He married Nathalie J. Borger Feb. 15, 1947, at Bazine. She died June 22, 2012. Raised on the family farm, he began farming as a young man and he and Nathalie raised their family in the house built by Lyle's father. Lyle retired from farming when they moved to Great Bend in 2005, due to health reasons. Lyle also worked ...
WESTVILLE, Okla. - Wanza Lou McCrary 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.
Jerry Mitchell Jones, 76, died July 24, at Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson. Born Dec. 13, 1937, in Hutchinson, he was the son of Ray and Marjorie (Swann) Jones. On March 12, 1958, he married Nelta Irene Simpson in Great Bend. She died on Dec. 3, 1997. A lifetime resident of Great Bend and Seward, he was the owner and operator of the J&J Cafe in Seward until 1997.
POULSBO, Wash. - A memorial service for John David Lewis, formerly of Larned, who died on May 19, will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 2, at the First Presbyterian Church in Larned. Memorials are suggested to the church, Larned EMT's or the Pawnee County Food Pantry.
Clarence "C. D." Johnson, 63, died July 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Jan. 6, 1951, at Great Bend, the son of Clarence Harve and Bernadine (Ericks) Johnson. He married Jolene Debes on Oct. 11, 1980, at Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a rural letter carrier for Rural Route 2 for the United States Postal Service, Great Bend, retiring in 2012.
WESTVILLE, Okla. - Wanza Lou McCrary 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.