HOISINGTON - Jack A. Whitt, 92, died Jan. 15 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. He was born Jan. 25, 1921 at Nickerson, the son of Gaylord "Jack" and Grace Whitt.
LAKEWOOD, Colo. - LaVerne Yager, formerly of Holyrood, passed away Jan. 17 in Lakewood, Colo. Services are pending with Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
BOZEMAN, Mont. - Carol (Willis) Ellis, 76, passed away on Jan. 14. Born on July 17, 1937, in Oregon County, Mo., she was the daughter of Harry and Janet Orr Willis. Carol loved her family. She held many positions throughout her life, but nothing would ever replace her role as wife, mother and grandmother.
MANHATTAN - Genevieve L. "Genny" Matthews, 87, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, at the Meadowlark Hills-Sloan House. Born on Feb. 23, 1926, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Fred and Ruby (Parker) McClure. Genny was raised in Great Bend where she attended local schools, graduating from Great Bend High. On Jan. 8, 1946, she was united in marriage to Walter L. Matthews in Great Bend. They were longtime Manhattan residents. Genny was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. For many years she worked in food service at Eugene Field Elementary School in Manhattan and later worked part time at ...
COPPERAS COVE, Texas - Ronald (Ron) Mitchell, 69, of Copperas Cove, Texas, passed away on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, after battling cancer.
GREAT BEND – James Lee "Jim" Rube, 76, died Jan. 15, 2014 at Sterling House, Great Bend.
SEWARD - Ellen Elizabeth Gates, 92, died at her home on Jan. 13, 2014 after a full life and a brief illness.
Nancy L. Adams, 78, longtime Great Bend resident, passed away on Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 8, 1935, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Charles M. and Mildred I. (Hungerford) Darr. In 1953, she graduated from Great Bend High School and later attended Barton County Community College. A homemaker, Nancy loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
HOISINGTON - Dwayne Detter, 61, died Jan. 12, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. He was born Feb. 15, 1952 at Hutchinson, the son of Leonard Dwayne and Donna Jean (Van Meter) Detter. Dwayne married Denise Perry July 30, 1977 at Lyons. Growing up in Sterling, Dwayne was a Hoisington resident since 1996 coming from Oberlin. Dwayne was a sales manager for KSN-Oberlin and later Eagle Radio, Hays, retiring in 2006.
Betty F. Shoaff, 84, died Dec. 22, 2013 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born May 1, 1929 at Wilson, the daughter of Edward and Emma (Chrudimsky) Hanzlicek.
ELLINWOOD - Thomas J. (Jack) Dunn, 78, died Jan., 9, at his home in Abilene. Born May 8, 1935 in Hanston, he was the son of Thomas A. and Lillian Schecter Dunn. On Sept. 26, 1954, he married Barbara J. Stairrett in Jetmore. She passed away Sept. 6, 2013.
ODIN - Bernard J. Boor, 77, died Jan. 12, 2014 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.
ARNED – Lawrence Schneck Jr., 83, died Jan. 3, 2014 in Wichita.
HUTCHINSON - Beverly Fae Harriman, 63, passed away peacefully on Jan, 11, 2014 at the Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson. She was born May 29, 1950, the daughter of Fredrick and Evelyn Cochrane. She was a loving mother and homemaker. She was known for her amazing talents in the domestic arts, specializing in crocheting and crafting, winning numerous Kansas State Fair awards and Best of Show categories.
Patsy Gayle McClary, 76, died Jan. 12, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 18, 1937 in Lyons, she was the daughter of W.V. and Edna Lucille (Golightly) Barnett. On Jan. 22, 1956, she married Robert J. McClary in Great Bend. He died on April 4, 2012. A resident of Great Bend most of her life, she was an office manager and bookkeeper for Standard Liquor until her retirement.
CONCORDIA - Phyllis A. Winter, 74, died March 5 at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia. Born on Nov. 20, 1939, in Concordia, she was the daughter of James and Mary (Cote) Breen. She graduated from Notre Dame Catholic High School. On Feb. 24, 1958, she married Willis "Willie" D. Winter. She was a secretary/bookkeeper for Palmquist Drug Store, Associate Financial and various other businesses.
PAWNEE ROCK - Norma Pauline Kasselman, 96, passed away March 5 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born July 17, 1917, in Columbus, she was the daughter of Emma (LeCleff) and James Argyle. She was a lifetime resident of Pawnee Rock. On June 5, 1937, she married Emmett "Johnny" Kasselman in Ellinwood. He preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2001.
ELLINWOOD - Bernice Ida Koch, 99, died March 6 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. She was born March 16, 1914, at Alden, the daughter of Claud E. and Emma Louise (Reiser) Parker. She graduated from Alden High School in 1932. On March 10, 1935, she married Harry Koch at Alden, he preceded her in death. A life-long resident of Barton and Rice counties, she was a retired secretary and agent with Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. as well as a homemaker.
GREAT BEND - John Edwin Taylor, 85, died Feb. 27, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
GREAT BEND - Richard Thier, 75, died March 4, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
HOISINGTON - Lorene C. Horton, 86, died March 5, 2014 at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell.
WILSON - Michael Lee Stevenson, 66, died March 3 at his home in Wilson. He was born Aug. 11, 1947 in Great Bend to Harold and Helen (Read) Stevenson.
LINCOLN, Neb. - Kenneth E. Kaiser, 91, passed away Jan. 13, in Crete, Neb. He was born Nov. 21, 1922 in Shaffer, the son of John and Rachel (Hanhardt) Kaiser.
HOISINGTON -Merle Steiner, 81, of Hoisington died Monday, March 3 at Golden Living Center in Wakefield. He was born Nov. 14, 1932 at Odin, the son of Louis and Lenora (Ummel) Steiner.
LARNED - Barbara J. Erway, 70, died March 2, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born April 5, 1943, in Sumiton, Ala., she was the daughter of Houston and Lilly Fortenberry Greathouse. Moving from Alabama in 1956, she was a longtime area resident of Larned and a Registered Nurse at Larned State Hospital. On June 13, 1962, she married Leonard L. Erway in Larned. He survives. She loved spoiling her grandchildren, going on camping trips and traveling.
LINCOLN - James William Grandy, 63, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully on March 1, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina. He was born Dec. 29, 1950, in Great Bend, the son of the late Iva Mae (Vesper) and Harold Lee Grandy.
Barb Schumacher, 74, died Feb. 27 at the Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 8, 1940, in Ness City, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Pearlann (Reynolds) Petersilie. On Dec. 5, 1981, she married Ken Schumacher in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 1957, coming from Bazine, she was co-owner and operator of Kansas Door, worked in several flower shops, was an administrative secretary at Fuller Brush and was an Avon representative for 20 years. She enjoyed fishing, water sports and traveling, especially, wintering in Texas. Her true love was spending time with her grandchildren.
Neuell G. Nicolet, 91, formerly of Great Bend, passed away Feb. 27 in Augusta. Born Oct. 2, 1922, in Great Bend, he was the son of the late Ed and Inez (Gaunt) Nicolet. In 1941, he graduated from Great Bend High School. He was a retired farmer.
John E. Taylor, 85, died Feb. 27 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
Orval E. Weeks, 86, died Feb. 26 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Born May 16, 1927, in Russell County, he was the son of Marion B. and Edith I. (Ross) Weeks. On March 20, 1949 Orval married Virginia L. Campbell in Hoisington. She preceded him in death on June 25, 2005.